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Prof. Marvin Formosa

B.Psy.,P.G.C.E.,M.A.,Ph.D.(Bristol)

Associate Professor
Gerontology
Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Room 114
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3103

Head of Department
Gerontology
Faculty for Social Wellbeing
Room 114
Guzè Cassar Pullicino Building
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 3103

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Biography

Prof. Formosa PhD is Head of the Department of Gerontology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta. He holds the posts of Chairperson of the National Commission for Active Ageing (Malta) and Director of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations - Malta (INIA). In recent months, Dr. Formosa directed training programmes in gerontology and geriatrics in the Philippines, China, India, Turkey, Russian Federation, Malaysia, and Belarus. Dr. Formosa’s interests include active ageing, critical gerontology, social class dynamics, and older adult learning. Published books include Lifelong learning in later life (with Brian Findsen, 2011), Learning across generations (with Schmidt-Hertha and Jelenc Krašovec, 2014), Social class in later life (with Paul Higgs, 2015), Population ageing in Malta (with Charles Scerri, 2015), Ageing and later life in Malta (2015), International perspectives on older adult education (with Brian Findsen, 2016), and Population ageing in Turkey: Social and health care services for older persons (with Yesim Gokce Kutsal, 2017). Prof. Formosa sits on various international editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Critical Gerontology
  • Older Adult Learning
  • Universities of the Third Age


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