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Prof. Marvin Formosa
University of the Third Age 

Prof. Marvin Formosa is Head of the Department of Gerontology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta.  Prof. Formosa holds the post of Chairperson of the National Commission for Active Ageing (Malta), sits on various international editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries. In 2009, Prof. Formosa was appointed Visiting Scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto to lecture on educational gerontology.

Prof. Formosa’s key expertise is in older adult learning and educational gerontology. He has published various articles and books on the subject which include Lifelong learning in later life (with Brian Findsen, 2011), Learning across generations (with Schmidt-Hertha and Jelenc Krašovec, 2014), Social class in later life (with Paul Higgs, 2015), Population ageing in Malta (with Charles Scerri, 2015), Ageing and later life in Malta (2015), and International perspectives on older adult education (with Brian Findsen, 2016). Prof. Formosa published in the influential journal Ageing & Society an article titled ‘Four Decades of the University of the Third Age; Past, Present and Future’. [PDF]

Mr Joseph Said 
Assistant to the Director
University of the Third Age

Mr Joseph Said commenced his career as a chemical analyst with the Koperattiva Maltija tal-Ħalib (Production of Milk Cooperative - Malta). Prior to taking on duties as Assistant to the Director of the University of the Third Age, he held a Medical Laboratory Technologist and Research Assistant post at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and subsequently, Laboratory Officer Duties at the Department of Pharmacy, Department of Communications & Computer Engineering, and Faculty of Information and Communication Technology (all University of Malta). Mr Said is also a Member of the Health and Safety Committee of the University of Malta.

Ms Simone Ellul
University of the Third Age 

Ms Simone Ellul started working at the University of Malta in February 2015, five years after graduating from B.Psy.(Hons)(Melit.). She is presently responsible for the running of the main campus office of the University of the Third Age.  

Last Updated: 7 September 2017

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