Prof. Mary Anne Lauri

Prof. Mary Anne Lauri

Prof. Mary Anne Lauri

  B.A. (Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(Lond.),Ph.D.(Lond.),C.Psychol.


Room 230
Old Humanities Building (OH)
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2350
Mary Anne Lauri graduated from the University of Malta after reading for a first degree in Psychology and proceeded to read an M.Sc. in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE). She obtained a Ph.D. from the University of London under the supervision of Professor George Gaskell at the LSE. She joined the University of Malta as Assistant Lecturer in 1992. She was promoted to Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and later to Associate Professor. Between 2006 and 2016 she was Pro-Rector responsible for Students and Institutional Affairs.

Her research interest is the study of theoretical and empirical applications of social psychology to everyday societal issues such as religion, health and the media. One of the main theoretical frameworks she uses is the theory of Social Representations.

She has been appointed to serve on several national committees and boards such as the Editorial Board of Public Broadcasting Services, The National Bioethics Committee, The National Commission for the Family,The Maltese Psychologists Profession Board, the Adoptions Board and the Board of Ethics for the President's Foundation. She was also president of the Maltese Psychological Association between 2004 and 2008.
  • Social Representations
  • Organ Donation
  • Media Literacy
  • Media Education
  • Children and Social Media

LAURI, M.A., 2009. Metaphors of organ donation, social representations of the body and the opt-out system. .

* Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.
* associate fellow of the British Psychological Society
* Member of the American Psychological Association.
* Member of the Maltese Chamber of Psychologists
* Warrant to practise the profession of teacher in Malta.
* Warrant of psychologist from the British Psychological Society.
* Warrant of psychologist from the Maltese Board of Psychologists.