Ġorġ Mallia is a communications
academic, author and cartoonist working on the island of Malta. He
is the Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the
Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta.
He has a B.A.(Hons) in English
Literature and an M.A. in Communications, both from the University
of Malta, and a Ph.D in Instructional Technology, from the
University of Sheffield, UK. He specialises in Print and
Presentation Media, Personal Communications, Personal Branding, and
Instructional Design and Technology (particularly Transfer of
Learning). His present research is mainly on the cognitive
processing change incurred by new media technology immersion. A
academic interest section can be
found on this site,
He has presented at a number of
international conferences, and published in his areas of expertise.
He is a guest lecturer at the University of Malmö, and has lectured
at the University of Lund, both in Sweden
Ġorġ Mallia has published books
of fiction for children, which he has also illustrated, as well as
books of experimental short stories. He produced what was at the
time Malta's only regular socio-political comic strip (One Family)
in The Sunday Times between 1993 and 2008. He has published
extensively (in Maltese and English) both in his academic fields of
interest and creatively, children's and adult fiction. His "Pullu"
books for very young children, published by Klabb Kotba Maltin, are
among the best-selling books for that age in Malta. The latest books
that he has written and illustrated for children are the fantasy
adventure Il-Professur Għasfur, published by Merlin
Publishing and Sigurd and the Tree of Life, published by
Horizons. His last academic book is the collection of
international papers he has edited, collected in the volume by IGI
Global, The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in
Dr Mallia has also produced and
presented a number of programmes on national television and radio.
He was the chairman of the National Book Council of Malta between
2005 and 2013.
Ġorġ Mallia lives in Msida,
Malta, and Malmö, Sweden.
Click here for his full CV.
Marie Louise Kold