Dr Katya De Giovanni

Dr Katya De Giovanni

Dr Katya De Giovanni


Senior Lecturer

Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Room 240, Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2685
Dr De Giovanni graduated with an honours degree in psychology at the University of Malta in 1997 attaining the shield for best dissertation. She then followed a PGCE in Primary Education specializing in inclusion in 1998 following which she commenced her career at Fra Diego Bonanno Girls’ Secondary School, Marsa. In 2000, she joined the Programme for Teaching and Learning in Diversity at the University of Malta and trained as a Let Me Learn Trainer and Consultant both in Malta and at Rowan University, USA.
Dr De Giovanni is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Scientist having read for an MSc in Occupational Psychology between 2001 and 2003. She also holds a Fellowship from the British Psychological Society as well as a PhD focusing on school to work transitions from the University of Nottingham. Dr De Giovanni also served as consultant for the European Commission and for the Council of Europe involving VET and Quality Assurance in Educational Settings in Malta having held the posts of Lecturer, Deputy Director and Director at MCAST between 2002 and 2012.
Dr De Giovanni is currently a member on the Board for the Treatment of Sex Offenders, member on the Malta Psychology Profession Board and member on the Multidisciplinary Board. Until recently she also was the Technical Member on the Senior Appointments Advisory Committee for the Office of the Prime Minister and also Chairperson of the Board of the Authority for Social Care Standards. Dr De Giovanni also currently holds a visiting professorship position in Organisational Psychology at the University of Padova. She is also the Director of the University of Malta Cottonera Resource Centre
  • Transitions from Compulsory to Further Education and/or Work
  • Change Management and Leadership
  • Aviation Psychology
  • Life-Career Development
  • Work-Family Balance
  • Childcare

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2020. Ab Initio Personality Testing for Pilots:The Maltese Context, 2020, pp. 55.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2020. Community Engagement and Organisational Psychology: Friends in Need. Societas.Expert, 1(2),.

DE GIOVANNI, K. & BARBARA CARDONA, J., 2020. Fostering Resilience in Children through Financial Literacy: An Action Research Study. In: CEFAI, C. & SPITERI, R., ed, Resilience in Schools: Research and Practice. First edn. Malta: University of Malta, pp. 233.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2019. Preventing Personal Short Circuits: Thriving as an operator in the electronics industry, Division of the Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, British Psychological Society 2019.

DE GIOVANNI, K. & CATANIA, G., 2019. Thriving or Surviving? Determinants of Career Moves in a Small Island State. Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, British Psychological Society 2019.

ABELA, M. & DE GIOVANNI, K., 2018. Fit to Fly: An Investigation of Aeronautical Decision Making for Pilots, European Association of Aviation Psychology Biennial Conference 2018.

CAMILLERI, M. & DE GIOVANNI, K., 2018. School as Experienced by Early School Leavers. Malta Review of Educational Research, 12(2), pp. 238.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2018. Career Expectations of PhD Graduates in Academia. Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, British Psychological Society 2018.

DE GIOVANNI, K. & CATANIA, G., 2018. Developing a Technostress Measure. Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference. British Psychological Society. 2018.

DE GIOVANNI, K. & CATANIA, G., 2018. The Impact of Technostress on Psychological Wellbeing, Symposia Melitensia - Selected Proceedings of the Conference Connections 2018, pp. 211.

CATANIA, G. & DE GIOVANNI, K., 2017. The Effect of Technostress on the Work-Life Interface, Research into Practice: Relevance and Rigour. Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference. British Psychological Society 2017.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2017. Preparing for the Non-Academic Audit, ELT Conference- English for 21st Century Skills, Excelsior Hotel, Malta. 12-14 October 2017.

ELLUL, Y. & DEGIOVANNI, K., 2017. The Social Impact of the American University of Malta on the Cottonera Region. Xjenza Online, 5, pp. 148.

GIALANZE, E. & DE GIOVANNI, K., 2017. Gender Differences in Attitudes towards the Inverconnection of Family Life and Work. International Journal of Gender and Women Studies, March.

CASSAR, J., CALLUS, A.M., DE GIOVANNI, K., MURPHY, B. and NAUDI, M., 2016. I don't try to bluff or make myself look prominent. Does appearance matter in academia? Seminar, Faculty for Social Wellbeing 2016.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2016. Childhood. In: M. BRIGUGLIO AND M. BROWN, ed, Sociology of the Maltese Islands. Malta: Agenda Publishers, .

DEGIOVANNI, K., 2016. Preparing our Students to Leap: Learning from the experiences of Maltese female adolescents in their transition to Further Education. 6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference  2016.

XUEREB, L. & DE GIOVANNI, K., 2016. The Perspective of Gozitan Teachers on Factors Affecting Students' Achievement. Journal of Education and Training Studies, Dec(4 (12)),.

ABELA, A., FARRUGIA, R., VELLA, A. & DEGIOVANNI, K., 2015. Familialistic countries need a family-inclusive service when caring for the mentally ill; the case of Malta. Families, Relationships and Societies., July.

CAUCHI, C. & DEGIOVANNI, K., 2015. The Influence of Personality Traits on the Wellbeing of University Students: A Quantitative Study. 
 . Malta Journal of Health Sciences., 2(2), pp. 55.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2015. Access Document for Childcare Assessments Board.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2015. Appearance in a Higher Education Institution, Department of Psychology Conference, University of Malta 2015.

DE GIOVANNI, K., ABELA, A., BEZZINA, F., BORG XUEREB, R., CASHA, C. and MONTGOMERY, P., 2015. Pathways into Lone Parenthood: A Systematic Review, Single Parenthood in Malta. Conference organised by the Department of Family Studies and the Ministry for Family and Social Solidarity 2015.

BLUNDELL, R. & DEGIOVANNI, K., 2014. Psychosocial Risk Factors Influencing Undergraduate Pharmacy and Medical Students at the University of Malta. International Journal of Psychological Research, 3(2), pp. 1.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2013. Organizational Socialization and Personal Change in Maltese Flight Attendants. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

DE GIOVANNI, K., 2013. Transitions Amidst Transition: The journey of Maltese female students from compulsory education and/or work. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

SPITERI, D. & DEGIOVANNI, K., 2011. The Life-Course Transitions of Young Women in a Maltese Context. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 3(1), pp. 70.

DEGIOVANNI, K. & SPITERI, D. (2010), 2010. The Transition from Secondary School to Vocational Education and Training. In: F. RAUNER, E. SMITH, U. HAUSCHILDT and H. ZELLOTH, eds, Innovative Apprenticeships: Promoting Successful School-to-Work Transitions. 2nd Edition edn. Berlin: INAP and LIT Publishing, .

DEGIOVANNI, K., 2007. Il sistema di istruzione e formazione professionale iniziale a Malta (IVET): una panoramica. . Rassegna CNOSS, 23(3), pp. 21.

CATANIA, G. & DE GIOVANNI, K., The Effect of Technostress on the Work-Life Interface. The Work-Life Balance Bulletin; A DOP Publication, (Winter), pp. 17.

DE GIOVANNI, K., The Use of Learning Styles in Music Teaching: Practice on the Maltese Islands. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

  • PSY2629 - Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • PSY3605 - Practicum
  • PSY3647 - Selected Topics in Organisational Psychology
  • PSY3654 - Aviation Psychology
  • PSY3656 - Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment
Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Malta Chamber of Psychologists
Member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology
Member of the European Association of Organisational Psychologists