Marceline Naudi received her first degree from University of Malta (1980), her Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies from University of Bradford (U.K.) (1990) and her Doctorate from Manchester University (U.K.) (2004).
A social worker by profession, her practice (in England, Ireland and Malta) included work with children and young people in care and their families, ex-offenders, homeless people, persons with mental health support needs and survivors of domestic violence. She is Head of the Department of Gender Studies and also contributes to teaching and supervision of student research within several other University Departments on gender issues, violence against women and other anti-oppressive issues (LGBTIQ, ethnicities, disabilities) at Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
She continues to be active in the issues of gender equality and violence against women, as well as wider human rights issues, and has convened, chaired and presented at many conferences, seminars and meetings, both in Malta and Europe. She represented Malta at the Council of Europe ad Hoc Committee on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO) which drafted the Istanbul Convention, and is now an elected member and 2nd vice-president of its Group of Experts, the GREVIO. She has supported and acted as consultant to various organisations in the field of violence against women, gender, LGBTIQ, racism and ethnicity, and sits on the boards of management of several NGOs. She also served as the Chairperson of the Commission on Domestic Violence (Malta) from 2006 to 2010 and as a member and Chairperson of the Gender Issues Committee of the University of Malta for many years. She currently sits on the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network Board, and until recently on the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) Observatory on Violence against Women. She is a management committee member of the EU COST Action on Femicide across Europe and of the Action on Appearance Matters. Her current voluntary activity includes supporting the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Malta Gay Rights Movement, as well as co-chairing an entity within the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society.
Research Interests & Publications
- Violence Against Women
- Gender Issues
Current Projects and Awards
EU COST IS1210 Appearance Matters
EU COST IS1206 Femicide across Europe
DG JUST 2015 DAPHNE Action Grant - 'Zero Violence - Full Cooperation'
DG JUST 2015 DAPHNE Action Grant - 'Developing Bystanders' Approaches to Sexual Harassment
among Young People
26 April 2017