Prof. Frances Camilleri Cassar

Prof. Frances Camilleri Cassar

Prof. Frances Camilleri Cassar

 B.A.(Hons)(Econ.)(Melit.),M.A.(Melit.),Ph.D.(Nott.),H.Dip. L.P.(Melit.)

Professor

Room 306
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3443
Professor Frances Camilleri-Cassar is the first woman to attain Full Professorship in the Faculty of Laws.

Throughout her thirty years in academia, Professor Camilleri-Cassar has researched and published widely, and routinely presents papers to scholars and more general audiences, both in Malta and abroad. Her research interests centre around social policy and equality law, and
connect with European and International colleagues working within a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. Her recent monograph titled 'Academic Research Methods for the Law Student: a practical guide' was published by the Faculty of Laws in 2018. Professor Camilleri-Cassar chairs the Research Ethics Committee, and is a member on the Human Rights Law Platform.

Besides her research output, Professor Camilleri-Cassar has a sustained record of lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Malta; and the University of Nottingham as Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy until 2014. In 1995, she set up and coordinated the Gender and Development Course for the University of Malta until 2006.

Between 2000 and 2004, Professor Camilleri-Cassar was adviser on gender issues to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Policy, and Minister's delegate on the Commission for the Advancement of Women. During this time, she compiled the first three periodic reports for Malta under the UN Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She also served as Chairperson for the Coordinated Response Team Violence against Women under the Ministry for Social Policy (2002 - 2005); and as Chairperson for the Committee on Gender Issues for the University of Malta (1996 - 1999).

Events of significance include a Doctorate awarded without conditions, with a thesis titled 'Gender Equality in Maltese Social Policy? Graduate women and the male breadwinner model' published as a book in 2005; nominations by the US Embassy in Malta for The Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's International Council on Women's Business Leadership in 2011; and, The Women in Leadership Programme under the International Visitor Leadership Programme in 2010.
  • Social policy
  • Gender and welfare regimes
  • Research methodologies
  • Fatherhood and work
  • Economic and social inequalities
  • Gender-based violence
  • Child trafficking

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2020. ‘Leave policies and legislation in Malta: How gender equal?
. Id-Dritt XXX, 1, pp. 257-270.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2020. ‘Malta country note' 
. International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2020, (in Koslowski, A., Blum, S., Dobrotic, I., Kaufman, G. and Moss, P. (eds.)), pp. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2020. ‘Originality is of utmost importance in academic writing: what counts as important?'
. Id-Dritt XXX, XXX, pp. 207-222.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2019. Malta country note in International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2019. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/: Koslowski, A., Blum, S., Dobrotic, I., Macht, A. and Moss P. (eds.).

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2019. 'The right to time? Unequal working hours, and the failure of gender equality policies and legislation'. Id-Dritt XXIX, , pp. 411-426.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2018. Academic Research Methods for the Law Student: a practical guide. University of Malta: Department of Media, Communications and Technology Law, Faculty of Laws.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2018. Malta country note in International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2018. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/: Blum, S., Koslowski, A., Macht, A. and Moss, P. (eds.).

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2017. ‘About time: gender equality in Malta’s working time regime?’. Social Policy and Society, 16(4), pp. 561-575.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2017. ‘Trapped at the periphery? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on African Migrant Women in Malta’. Melita Theologica, 67(1), pp. 101-112.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2017. Malta country note. In: S. BLUM, A. KOSLOWSKI and P. MOSS, eds, International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2017. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2016. "Malta country note" in International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2016. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/: S. Blum, A. Koslowski & P. Moss.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2016. About time: gender equality in Malta's working time regime? http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000294 edn.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2015. Malta country note in International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2015. Available at: http://www.leavenetwork.org/lp_and_r_reports/: in Moss, P. (ed.).

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2015. Research Review: Attitudes towards violence against women. European Commission, University of Valencia and the European Network of Experts on Gender Equality.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2014. Education strategies for social inclusion or marginalizing the marginalized? Journal of Youth Studies, 17(2), pp. 252-268.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2014. Recent developments and current priorities in the field of gender equality: mapping and evaluating national strategies. EU Directorate-General for Justice, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2013. Flash Report: Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment: Malta National Report’. . EU Directorate-General Justice, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2013. Prostitution policies at Member State level: Malta. EU Directorate-General Justice, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2013. 'Prostitution policies in Malta'. EU Directorate-General for Justice., .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2013. 'The Impact of the Economic Crisis on gender equality policies in Malta'. In: F. BETTIO, M. CORSI, C. D'IPPOLITI, A. LYBERAKI, M. SAMEK LODOVICI and A. VERASHCHAGINA, eds, The Impact of the economic crisis on the situation of women and men and on gender equality policies. Luxembourg: EC Directorate-General for Justice, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2012. Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment: Malta National Report. EU Directorate-General Justice, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2012. Gender Equality and Policy Developments. EU Directorate-General Justice, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2011. Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment: Malta National Report. EU Directorate-General Employment, Social Affaris, and Equal Opportunities, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men'.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2011. Crisis and Recovery. Labour Market impact on men and women. EU Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportuniites, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men', Expert Group on Gender and Employment, DG Employment.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2011. The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Situation of Women and Men and on Gender Equality Policies. EU Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportuniites, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men'.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2011. Living on the Edge: Migrant Women in Malta. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(3 (August)), pp. 193-206.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2011. 'Out of School' care arrangements and reconciliation between work, private and family life. EU Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities, Unit G1.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2011. Study of the role of Men in Gender Equality in Malta [paper presentation as national expert supported by the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (2007-2013, European Commission, DG JUSTICE, Unit for Gender Equality, Brussels, 26 September 2011.], Do Men Care? Equal Involvement of Men in Domestic and Care Work 2011.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2010. Access to HealthCare and Long-Term Care: Equal for Women and Men in Malta? Access to healthcare and long-term care: equal for women and men? European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2010. Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment: Malta National Report’. Gender Equality, Employment Policies, and the Crisis in EU Member States, European Commission Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2010. Ethnic Minority and Roma Women in Malta: a case for gender equality? Ethnic minority and Roma women in Europe: a case for gender equality? European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2010. Flexible Working Time Arrangements in Malta’. Flexible working time arrangements and gender equality: a comparative review of 30 European countries, European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2010. Gender Mainstreaming Active Inclusion Policies in Malta’. Gender mainstreaming active inclusion policies, European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2010. Violence against Women and the role of gender equality, social inclusion and health strategies in Malta. Violence against women and the role of gender equality, social inclusion and health strategies, EC Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2009. Access to HealthCare and Long-Term Care: Equal for Women and Men? EUDirectorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men'. European Commission Publications Office.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2009. Fiscal Systems, Gender Equity and Female Employment in Europe. EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men'.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2009. Flexible Working Time Arrangements. EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men', Expert Group on Gender and Employmnet, DG Employment, European Commission Publications Office.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2009. Gender Mainstreaming Active Inclusion Policies. EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 ' Equality between women and men, Expert Group on Gender and Employment, DG Employment, European Commission Publications Office.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2009. Gender segregation in the labour market: root causes, implications and policy responses in Malta’ . Gender segregation in the labour market: root causes, implications and policy responses in the EU, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2009. The provision of childcare services in Malta. The provision of childcare services: a comprehensive review of 30 European countries, European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2008. Assessment of the Gender Perspective in the National Reform Programme for Employment: Malta National Report. EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men'.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2008. An EAPN Malta brief reaction to Malta`s National Report on Strategies for Social Protection and Social Inclusion 2008 - 2010. Malta: European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN).

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2008. Ethnic Minority and Roma Women in Malta: a case for gender equality? EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'Equality between women and men', Expert Group on Gender and Employment, DG Employment, European Commission.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2008. Gender segregation in the labour market: root causes, implications and policy responses in Malta. European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Unit G1, 'Equality between women and men', European Commission.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2008. Poverty and inequality in Maltese society? Excluded groups in pursuit of social justice. Malta: European Anti-Poverty Network.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2008. The Integration of Third Country Nationals in Malta’, and ‘Introduction’, I. Third Country Nationals: admission policy and best practice, European Fund for the Integration of Third Country National Community Action, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2006. "Maternity Policy"; "Positive Discrimination"; "Functionalism"; "Malta and Social Policy"; In: T. FITZPATRICK, H. KWON, N. MANNING, J. MIDGELY and G. PASCALL, eds, The International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Oxford: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2006. Functionalism. In: T. FITZPATRICK, H. KWON, N. MANNING, J. MIDGELY and G. PASCALL, eds, The International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Oxford: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2006. Malta. In: T. FITZPATRICK, H. KWON, N. MANNING, J. MIDGELY and G. PASCALL, eds, The International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Oxford: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2006. Positive Discrimination. In: T. FITZPATRICK, H. KWON, N. MANNING, J. MIDGELY and G. PASCALL, eds, The International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Oxford: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2005. Gender Equality in Maltese Social Policy? Graduate Women and the Male Breadwinner Model. [Peer reviewed by PhD external examiner Professor Emeritus of Social Policy Paul Wilding. Nominated for Best Publication Award 2006 Social Policy Association UK]. Malta: Agenda Publishers.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2002. Malta`s report (Initial, Second and Third Periodic) under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Malta: Ministry for Social Policy.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2001. A Day in Her Life: insights into the social and economic contribution of Maltese women. Malta: Workers` Participation Development Centre, University of Malta for the Commission for the Advancement of Women.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 2000. Just where is a Woman`s Place? Trends and Policies in the Job Market. In: C. VELLA, ed, The Maltese Islands on the Move: A Mosaic of Contributions Marking Malta`s Entry into the 21st Century. Malta: Central Office of Statistics, .

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 1998. Sehem il-Mara fit-Trejdunjonizmu Malti ... Kemm Jezisti? Malta: Union Press.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., 1997. Women in the Labour Market: a Maltese Perspective. Malta: Mireva Publications.

CAMILLERI-CASSAR, F., forthcoming. Academic Research Methods for the Law Student: a practical guide . 2nd edn. Faculty of Laws: .

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