Julian Mamo entered Public Health after his MD studies in 1984. He worked at the Nutrition Department within the Ministry of Health, Malta before studying for a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. After heading the Health Information Unit from 1988 to 1990 with the Health Ministry, he moved on to the International Institute on Ageing (UN Malta). Between 1990 and 1998 as Deputy Director of this institute he worked closely with the WHO programme on Ageing and was engaged as consultant on epidemiology and ageing missions in the near and Far East. In 2004, he concluded his research PhD on Ageing and Health with King's College London and was subsequently more involved with the Department of Public Health, University of Malta, where he continues to work as Head of Department since 2006. He coordinates a Masters in Public Health at the University of Malta Medical School since 2006. Over recent years, he has conducted several expert evaluations for a number of EU agencies. Between 2008 and 2010, he was president of the Malta Association of Public Health, during which Malta won the bid and hosted the 5th European Public Health conference.
Prof. Mamo was chairman of the local organising committee and also head of the international scientific committee of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) for this conference, which was held in 2012. He has conducted editorial work for the Malta Medical Journal and the Italian Journal of Public Health, and has been on the scientific committee of EUPHA since 2006.
Prof. Julian Mamo continues to coordinate research projects as well as undergraduate and post graduate studies in research methods and public health within the Department of public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He teaches epidemiology and has more recently joined the health research group of the Islands and Small States Institute (ISSI) at the University of Malta.