Department of Family Studies at The University of Malta
Our core mission is the interdisciplinary study of the
family. We aspire to be a link between the UM and the community by fostering
collaboration between family scholars, students, practitioners and policy
makers on research, training and policy relevant to important family issues.
The work undertaken by the department aims to be of relevance not only in the
local context but also on an international level.
Our interests cover children, parents, couple family
relationships. We are particularly interested in parenting, parenting in
adversity, particularly in the context of trauma such as domestic violence and
in poverty. We are also interested in fatherhood.