Dr Roberta Sammut

Dr Roberta Sammut

Dr Roberta Sammut

 B.Sc.(Hons)(Nurs.Stud.),M.Sc.(Lond.),M.Sc. Diabetes Care (South Wales),Ph.D.(Lond.)

Senior Lecturer

Room 5
Block A, Level 1
Mater Dei Hospital
  +356 2340 1831
Dr. Roberta Sammut is Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta. She graduated with a B.Sc. in Nursing (Hons.) from the University of Malta, an M.Sc. in Diabetes Care from the University of South Wales and an M.Sc. and PhD in Nursing from King’s College London.

Dr. Sammut teaches medical nursing to undergraduate nursing students and research methods and systematic reviewing to students on the Masters programmes within the Faculty of Health Sciences. She supervises dissertations at undergraduate and post-graduate level including at doctoral level.

She has been involved in several Erasmus+ projects over the years, including the TUNING T-MEDA project which focused on establishing core competencies for nurse education courses in North Africa and the Middle East, the iSPAD project which focused on developing a training programme for nurse educators in the use of simulation and simulation scenarios to be used in undergraduate nurse education and the CALOHEE project whose aim is to develop methods to assess whether university students develop the required competences during their studies.

Dr. Sammut is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Studies. She is also a member of the Board of Management of id-Dar tal-Providenza a Church run organization which provides residential services for persons living with disability.
  • Chronic diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Nurse Education
  • Health Workforce

SAMMUT, R., 2021. Addressing the Malta National Strategy for Diabetes 2016-2020 research priority areas: A scoping review. Endocrine and Metabolic Science, 2.

SAMMUT, R., BRIFFA, B. and CURTIS, E.A., 2021. Distributed leadership and nurses' job satisfaction: a survey. Leadership in Health Services, .

SAMMUT, D.R., GRISCTI, D.O. and NORMAN, P.I.J., 2021. Strategies to improve response rates to web surveys: A literature review. International journal of nursing studies, 123, pp. 104058.

SAMMUT, R., ATTARD, M., MANGION, D. and TRAPANI, J., 2021. The effectiveness of skin traction in reducing pain in adults with a hip fracture: A systematic review. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 43, pp. 100880.

SCERRI, A., SAMMUT, R. and SCERRI, C., 2021. Formal caregivers' perceptions and experiences of using pet robots for persons living with dementia in long-term care: a meta-ethnography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(1), pp. 83.

ATTARD, R., SAMMUT, R. and SCERRI, A., 2020. Exploring the knowledge, attitudes and perceived learning needs of formal carers of people with dementia. Nursing Older People, .

GRECH, J., SAMMUT, R., BUONTEMPO, M.B., VASSALLO, P. and CALLEJA, N., 2020. Brief tobacco cessation interventions: Practices, opinions, and attitudes of healthcare professionals. Tobacco Prevention & Cessation, 6(48),.

SAMMUT, R., AZZOPARDI, C. and CAMILLERI, L., 2020. Spiritual coping strategies and quality of life in older adults who have sustained a hip fracture: a cross-sectional study. Nursing Open, 8, pp. 572.

SAMMUT, R. and SCICLUNA, A., 2020. Nurses' and nurse managers' perceived transformational leadership behavioural practices: a survey. Leadership in Health Services, 33(4), pp. 385.

The effect of gum chewing on postoperative ileus in open colorectal surgery patients: A review      . Journal of Perioperative Practice, .

SAMMUT, R., CAMILLERI, S. and TRAPANI, J., 2019. The knowledge and attitudes of persons who participate and do not participate in colorectal cancer screening: a comparative survey. Applied Nursing Research: ANR, 48, pp. 29.

BORG SAPIANO, A., SAMMUT, R. and TRAPANI, J., 2018. The effectiveness of virtual simulation in improving student nurses' knowledge and performance during patient deterioration: A pre and post test design. Nurse education today, 62, pp. 128-133.

KAUNONEN, M., GOBBI, M., MEIER, K., OSTERGAARD, B., NIELSEN, D.S., KOLLAK, I., HOLLOS, S., DONOHOE, A., MARCHETTI, A., STIEVANO, A., DEMSKYTE, J., SAMMUT, R., CASSAR, M., KAAIJK, M.M., PAJNI, M., PAEN, L., ICART ISERN, T., BARRIBALL, L. and MCCREADY, I., 2018. Tuning Educational Structures in Europe:  Guidelines and Reference Points for the Design and Delivery of Degree Programmes in Nursing. Groningen: University of Groningen.

ROODBAL, P., DIJKMAN, B., DELFGOU, N., VAN WIERAN, J., WEENING, L., MOLGOARD, C., NALDAHL, K., LANGE, I., MIKKONEN, I., NAVARRO, N., SAMMUT, R., SCERRI, A., FELSMANN, M., ANDRUSKIEWIEZ, A., GYRKOW, P. and SOARES, C., 2016. Generic competencies for health and social care professionals working with older persons.  Literature Review: a secondary analysis. ELLAN: European Later Life Active Network.

SAAD ESWI, A., ABOU ABDO, S., RIZK, U., ALJEESH, Y., BASHA, S., AL-ATIYYAT, N., ZARRAD, B., OWEIS, A., AMARNEH, B.H.M., CHAIB, B.B., LAMLOM, S., SAMMUT, R., NAVARRO, M. and CASSAR, M., 2016. Tuning Middle East and North Africa:  Reference Points for the Design and Delivery of Degree Programmes in Nursing. Bilbao: University of Duesto.

GATT, S. and SAMMUT, R., 2008. An exploratory study of predictors of self-care behaviour in persons with type 2 diabetes. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(10), pp. 1525-1533.

BORDA, R.G. and NORMAN, I.J., 1997. Testing a model of absence and intent to stay in employment: a study of registered nurses in Malta. International journal of nursing studies, 34(5), pp. 375-384.

GAUCI BORDA, R. and NORMAN, I.J., 1997. Factors influencing turnover and absence of nurses: a research review. International journal of nursing studies, 34(6), pp. 385-394.

  • HSC5001 - An Introduction to Diabetes
  • HSC5002 - Developing the Evidence Base for Diabetes Care
  • HSC5003 - Understanding Health Behaviour and Promoting Diabetes Self-Management
  • HSC5111 - Research Methods for Health Care Professionals
  • HSC5122 - Evidence Appraisal and Synthesis
  • NUR1123 - Nursing the Individual 2