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 an Associate 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, member on the Multidisciplinary Board, 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 heavily involved in the work of the University of Malta Cottonera Resource Centre where she served as Director in 2017/2018.
  • 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., 2019. Preventing Personal Short Circuits: Thriving as an operator in the electronics industry. Division of 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.

CAUCHI, C. & DEGIOVANNI, K., 2018. The Influence of Personality Traits on the Wellbeing of Maltese University Students: A Quantitative Study, European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations. 2018.

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

DE GIOVANNI, K. & BARBARA CARDONA, J., 2018. Financial Literacy; An educational programme to foster resilience in the Southern Harbour Region of the Maltese Islands, European Conference on Resilience in Education 2018.

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

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

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.

DE GIOVANNI, K. & CATANIA, G., 2017. The Inpact of Technostress on Psychological Wellbeing, Connections Conference, University of Malta Junior College 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.

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

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.

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.

  • PSY2629 - Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • PSY2650 - Student Representation at University
  • PSY3647 - Selected Topics in Organisational Psychology
  • PSY3654 - Aviation Psychology
  • PSY3656 - Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment
  • PSY5700 - Research Methods
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Malta Chamber of Psychologists
Member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology