Our research

The Research, Publications and Scholarship Committee was set up by the Board of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing in 2012, when the Faculty itself was established, under the chairship of Professor Angela Abela. In February 2016, Faculty Board appointed a new chair, Dr Anne-Marie Callus.

The aims of the committee are: 
  • to create an environment where the culture for research, publications and scholarship within the Faculty can grow
  • to provide opportunities for Faculty members to work together on interdisciplinary research projects
  • to showcase research that is currently being carried out by Faculty members and enable them to disseminate the results of their research
  • to provide opportunities for further enhancement of research-related skills.
Since its inception in 2012, the Research, Publications and Scholarship Committee has carried out several initiatives in line with these aims.

On-going activities

Brown-Bag Seminar Series
Academics, within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, present their research and discuss this with the audience which comprises fellow academics, students and various stakeholders.

Connect
'Connect' is the radio show (currently in its second series) anchored by Dr Albert Bell (Department of Youth and Community Studies) focusing on the research initiatives of the academic staff of the Faculty. It is on Campus FM Radio (103.7fm) every Monday at 10:00 with a repeat on Tuesday at 20:00 and Friday at 13:30. This is an idea that emanated from the Research Publications and Scholarship Committee ably led by Dr Anne Marie Callus.
Download the podcasts from the Campus FM website.

The Writing Group
This group holds regular meetings with the aim of:
  • empowering researchers to publish either individually or together
  • providing the space for review and evaluation of works in progress
  • supporting one another in the research and publication process.
The Writing Group is coordinated by Dr Claudia Psaila. Following two meetings, held on the principles of Action Learning during the academic year 2015-2016, another meeting was held in November 2016 focusing on 'The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Published', with presentations by Prof. Marilyn Clark and Dr Anne-Marie Callus. Academics within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing are encouraged to form Action Learning Sets as a means of providing on-going support for each other, in the process of conducting and writing-up research and getting published.

Contact the Committee.


https://www.um.edu.mt/socialwellbeing/ourresearch