Alexandra Mifsud obtained an honours degree in education from the University of Malta in 1991. She pursued her studies in education and was awarded an M.A. in Environmental Education from Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is also an accredited trainer in Edward de Bono's thinking programmes for education and industry. She worked within the Education Division for twelve years, where she obtained considerable experience in designing and facilitating seminars for secondary school students on healthy eating and environmental protection. She was responsible for education and training on waste management for various sectors of Maltese society. She has often integrated Edward de Bono's thinking tools in waste management training programmes. Since joining Friends of the Earth, Malta in 1994, she has campaigned extensively, locally and internationally on waste management, home composting, sustainability and tourism. Through her voluntary work for this NGO, she has discovered the need to integrate the Edward de Bono thinking skills to environmental issues in order to explore alternative solutions and improve policy planning and practice. In fact, she completed a Ph.D. in education for sustainable development at London South Bank University where she conducted research on the application of thinking skills in the design of employee programmes on education for sustainable development.
Education for Sustainable Development
The Application of Edward deBono Thinking Skills in ESD and EE programmes
Employee training in ESD and EE
Management of Waste and Resources
Behavioural Change, Institutional/Organizational Change and Social Transformation
Mifsud, A. In Press, "Developing Action Strategies for Sustainable Living Amongst Employees" in Integrating Sustainability Thinking in Science and Engineering Curricula ISBN:Â 978331909474817, eds. W. Leal Filho, U.M. Azeiteiro, S. Caeiro & F. Alves, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.