Prof. Liberato Camilleri

Prof. Liberato Camilleri

Prof. Liberato Camilleri



Room 509
Maths & Physics Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3069
Liberato Camilleri graduated from the University of Malta after reading for a first degree in Education and proceeded to read an M.Sc in Mathematics. He obtained a PhD degree in Applied Statistics in 2005 from Lancaster University. He joined the University of Malta as an assistant lecturer in 1998 with the Department of Statistics and Operations Research and was promoted to lecturer and later to senior lecturer.

His research specialization areas are related to statistical modeling, which include generalized linear models, latent class models, item response models, structural equation models, multilevel models and survival models. He has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications in journals and conference proceedings with foreign and local researchers in several fields of application including market segmentation, education, neural networks and atmospheric chemistry. He has co-authored three books describing national surveys related to SEBD and Maltese university students. He has contributed in analyzing data and writing national and international reports – PISA Malta report (2009 and 2015), TIMSS Malta report (2011, 2015), PIRLS (2011) Malta report Civic and citizenship education (2010) Malta report, European Survey on Language Competences (2011) Malta report, Short-Term Statistics for Industrial Production and Retail Trade Indices (2015), Prediction of expected TV and Radio Share (2015), Digital and Video Game Usage in Malta (2014), Consent Project (2013) Standardized spelling and reading tests for Maltese students (2011), Food consumption and eating patterns of Maltese adults (2010), Travelling patterns of university students (2009).
  • Latent Class Models
  • Multilevel Models
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Survival Models
  • COU5307 - Advanced Research Methods for Counselling
  • HSC3002 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences
  • HSC5111 - Research Methods for Health Care Professionals
  • IFS0302 - General Mathematics 2
  • IFS0803 - Data for Heritage and Tourism Research
  • IRL2082 - Research Methods
  • IRL5061 - Methodology and Research Methods in Humanitarian Studies
  • LAW5001 - Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
  • LHM3000 - Research Methods
  • MID5002 - Research Methods Applied to Midwifery
  • PSY5608 - Research Methods
  • RFS5006 - Application Tools and Research Methods
  • SOC2055 - Quantitative Analysis: SPSS in Practice
  • SOR1201 - Probability, Sampling and Estimation
  • SOR1450 - Principles of Financial Mathematics and Life Policies
  • SOR3211 - Generalized Linear Models
  • SOR3221 - Regression Models
  • SOR3222 - Nonlinear and Nonparametric Regression Analysis
  • SOR3241 - Survival Analysis
  • SWB1003 - Introduction to Research, Writing and Referencing for Social Wellbeing
  • SWB2001 - Research Methods for Social Wellbeing
Research work in progress:
The PIRLS (2016) Malta report
The ICCS (2016) Malta report

Publications in Progress:
Modeling survival times using Frailty models
Modelling Mortality rates using GEE models

Affiliation and Membership:
Associate Editor of the local journal Xjenza.
Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Emotional Education.

Certificate of Presentation of Medal for Services rendered to the Pharmacy Profession.
(Presented on the occasion of the 2016 Annual Pharmacy Symposium).

Best Paper Award:
Camilleri L., Francalanza H. (2011). Latent Class Analysis for Segmenting Preferences
of Investment Bonds. Proceedings of 2011 ABSRC Conference p.23-35.