Dr Petra Caruana Dingli graduated B.A. in English, Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Malta. She continued her studies in literature and graduated B.A.(Hons) and M.A. at the University of Malta. She then wrote a doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford, UK, and graduated D.Phil. in 2000. She graduated M.B.A. in General and Strategic Management from the Maastricht School of Management in 2003.
Dr Caruana Dingli is Senior Lecturer at the Edward de Bono Institute for the Design and Development of Thinking at the University of Malta. She also lectures within the Faculty of Arts and the International Institute for Baroque Studies at the University. She writes a regular column for the Sunday Times of Malta, and a blog for the Times of Malta online. She is a Council member of the University's academic staff association UMASA.
Dr Caruana Dingli (formerly Bianchi) was Director for Environmental Protection at the Malta Environment and Planning Authority from 2011-2013. She was Country Director of the British Council in Malta from 2009-2011, and Executive President of the environment and heritage NGO Din l-Art Helwa.
Dr Caruana Dingli has been a member of the following boards and committees: UMASA (2016-to date); Today Public Policy Institute (2008-2018); Civil Society Committee of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) (2013-2015); Ornis Committee (2011-2013); Committee of Guarantee (2008-2011); Valletta/Mdina/Cottonera Rehabilitation committee (2008- 2011); Majjistral Nature and History Park Management Board (2007-2011); Council for Voluntary Organisations (2008-2010); National Federation of NGOs of Malta (2007- 2009); St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity Management Board (2000-2008).
Caruana Dingli, P. 2016, "Robert Caruana Dingli (1882-1940), a Maltese Artist" in Robert Caruana Dingli: Letters, Caricatures and Other Works, ed. G. Bonello, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, Malta, pp. 45-92.
Caruana Dingli, P. 2015, "Memories in Verse: the Travels of Ludwig von Anhalt-Kothen (1579-1650)", Journal of Baroque Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 5-20.
Caruana Dingli, P. & Galea, M. 2015, The Future of Nature Parks in Malta: Innovation and Management, Today Public Policy Institute, Malta.
Caruana Dingli, P. 2014, "A Chief Secretary in Malta: Henry Lushington and the Italian Question", Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, vol. 13-14, pp. 97-114.
Caruana Dingli, P. & Vassallo, C. 2014, Confronting the Challenge: Innovation in Broadcasting in Malta, Today Public Policy Institute, Malta.
Caruana Dingli, P. 2013, "Standard Bearers of Free Enterprise: Memories of the Malta Chamber since the 1970s" in La Borsa: the People, the Building, the History, ed. G. Bonello, Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Malta, pp. 164-185.
Bianchi, P. 2009, "Modernist Architecture in the 1950s and 60s: the Maltese Public and the Architects" in Modernist Malta: the Architectural Legacy, eds. P. Bianchi & A. Miceli Farrugia, Kamra tal-Periti, Malta, pp. 34-51.
Bianchi, P. 2001, "Daughter of th' Italian Heaven!: Madame de Staël's Corinne in England", Journal of Anglo-Italian Studies, vol. 6, pp. 233-242.
Bianchi, P. & Serracino Inglott, P. (eds) 2000, Encounters with Malta, Encounters, Malta.
Bianchi, P. 1998, "From Improvvisatrice to Beatrice: Gabriele Rossetti's Influence on his Daughter Christina'", Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, vol. 8, no. Spring, pp. 17-33.