Prof. Vincent Cassar

Prof. Vincent Cassar

Prof. Vincent Cassar


Associate Professor

Room 401
Humanities B
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3479
Professor Vincent Cassar BA(Hons)., MSc(Wales)., PhD(Lond)., CPsychol(UK)., CSci(UK)., AFBPsS is Chartered with the British Psychological Society (Organizational Psychology), a Chartered Scientist with the British Science Council and a Fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Management.

Vince is currently Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy at the University of Malta, an Honorary Teaching Fellow at Birkbeck College (University of London) and Visiting Scholar at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and Wroclaw University of Economics (Poland). He serves as a Senior Technical Consultant at KPMG (Malta) People & Change Advisory and is Board Director at Resources Support Services Ltd (2013 to date),

His research include the psychological contract, occupational health and stress and evidence-based management in particular decision-making under uncertainty and HR-data driven processes. He has presented and published his studies in several peer-reviewed journals like Work & Stress, European Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and the International Journal of HRM. He also acts as a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals. He has also co-edited the 2019 book 'Malta and its Human Resources'.

He was President of the Malta Association of Work and Organizational Psychology between 2011 and 2013. He also served as a professional member on the Senior Appointments Advisory Committee for Headship Selection at the Office of the Prime Minister between 2013 and 2018. He currently serves as Expert on the Revolving Door Policy Governing Board for the Public Service.

Specialities: Employment relations, occupational stress, occupational health psychology, quantitative research, change management, training design and delivery, EBMgt.
  • Psychological contracts
  • Work stress and work well-being
  • Evidence-Based Management
  • Decision making under stress
  • HR Data Analytics

BEZZINA, C., CASSAR, V., TRACZ-KRUPA, K., PRYZTULA, S. and TIPURIC, D., 2017. Evidence-based HRM practices in three EU developing Member States: Can managers tell truth from fallacy? European Management Journal, 38(5), pp. 646-661.

CASSAR, V., BUTTIGIEG, S. and BEZZINA, F., 2017. Transformational Leadership and work attitudes: comparing explanatory frameworks. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 38(5), pp. 646-661.

BONNICI, C. and CASSAR, V., 2016. The Research Management profession within Universities in Small Island States. Island Studies Journal, 38(5), pp. 646-661.

CASSAR, V., BUTTIGIEG, S.C. and BRINER, R.B., 2016. What's in a broken promissory obligation? Developing and testing a multiple component form measure of psychological contract breach. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 127(5), pp. 171-183.

BEZZINA, C., CASSAR, V., MCKIERNAN, P. and & AZZOPARDI, J., 2015. The matching of motivations to affordances among Maltese elected local government volunteers: Implications for sustaining civil society. 6(2), pp. 178-194.

CASSAR, V. and BORG, M.B., 2015. Stress in the Workplace: A handbook for practitioners. Malta: ELMO Insurance.

CASSAR, V. and BUTTIGIEG, S.C., 2015. Psychological contract breach, organizational justice and emotional well-being. Personnel Review, 44(2), pp. 217.

FARRUGIA, A., ATTARD, S., AL-JUMAILY, M., ABDEL-AZIZZ, K., BUTTIGIEG, S., CASSAR, V. and GHUNAME, A., 2015. Identifying Preferences and Developing an Interactive Data Model and Assessment for an Intelligent Mobile Application to Manage Young Patients Diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. In: D. AL-JUMEILY, A. HUSSAIN, C. MALUUCCI and C. OLIVER, eds, Applied Computing in Health and Medicine. Elsevier, pp. 183.

BUTTIGIEG, S.C., CASSAR, V. and SCULLY, J.W., 2013. From words to action: Visibility of management in supporting interdisciplinary team working in an acute rehabilitative geriatric hospital. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 27(5), pp. 618.

CASSAR, V. and BUTTIGIEG, S., 2013. An examination of the relationhsip between authentic leadership and psychological well-being and the mediating role of meaningfulness aat work. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(5), pp. 171.

CASSAR, V., BUTTIGIEG, S.C. and BRINER, R.B., 2013. Causal explanations of psychological contract breach characteristics. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 16(2), pp. 85.

CASSAR, V. & BRINER, R., 2011. The relationship between psychological contract breach and organizational commitment: Exchange Imbalance as a moderator of the mediating role of violation. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 78, pp. 283.

  • MGT2360 - Evidence-Based Management
  • MGT3181 - Applied Research Tools for Business
  • MGT5203 - People Performance Metrics
  • MGT5208 - Cognitive Heuristics and Judgment​ ​in Managerial Decision Making
  • MRK5811 - Advanced Research Techniques