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Rev. Dr Ray Zammit

Rev. Dr Ray Zammit

B.A.(Melit.),S.Th.L.(Melit.),S.Th.D.(Lateran)

Senior Lecturer
Moral Theology
Faculty of Theology
Room 324
Humanities A (Laws,Theology,Criminology)
University of Malta
Msida
contact+356 2340 2661

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Biography

Rev. Dr Raymond Zammit read for a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, an S.Th.B. and an S.Th.L. at the University of Malta. He then furthered his postgraduate studies at the Academia Alfonsiana (Lateran University, Rome) where he obtained a Licentiate in Moral Theology with a specialization in bioethics, submitting a dissertation entitled Eugenics: Past, Present and Future (June 2002). Doctoral research was pursued both at the Alfonsiana and at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Georgetown University, Washington, DC) where he was accepted as a research scholar (2004). In January 2006, he successfully defended his S.Th.D. dissertation on Children’s Right to Participate in Medical Decision Making. Currently, he teaches a number of courses on social and professional ethics, bioethics, Catholic social teaching, business ethics, ethics in criminal justice, and the relationship between faith and science.

Dr Zammit currently chairs the Professional Ethics Programme at the Faculty of Theology, and is a member of the Health Ethics Committee of the Department of Health as well as the Pastoral Care Commission for Health Care Givers of the Archdiocese of Malta. Between 2008 and 2013, he was also a member of Malta's national Bioethics Consultative Committee. He was also a member of Cost Action IS1201: Disaster Bioethics (European Cooperation in Science and Technology, since April 2013) as well as a member of the Bioethics Reflection Group of the COMECE.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Professional Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Faith and Science


Selected Publications

Azzopardi, J., Gauci, D., Parker, P.A., Calleja, N., Sloan, J.A. & Zammit, R. 2017, ""Breaking Bad News in Cancer: An Assessment of Maltese Patients' Preferences",  1, no. 4 (2017) 36-45.", Malta Medical School Gazette, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 36-45.

Raymond, Z. 2014, ""Dalla retorica alla realtà: perché si domanda una morte assistita?"," in Sofferenza familiare, sofferenza sociale? Quali cure? Quali speranze?, ed. P. Grassi, Editrice LAS, Rome, pp. 81-101.

Cassar, K., Cassar, P.J., Bezzina Wettinger, S. & Zammit, R. 2013, "Preferences of Maltese patients with rheumatic diseases for information on drug adverse events & shared decision making", Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 72, pp. A558.

Zammit, R. 2007, Children's Right to Participate in Medical Decision Making (Excerpt), Academia Alfonsiana, Rome.

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