The Culture of Ageing Lecture Programme – Dr Marvin Formosa


Dr Marvin Formosa, Director of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations in Malta, and  and Head of the Gerontology Unit, Faculty for Social Wellbeing (University of Malta) will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘The end of the world as we know it! The coming of population ageing’,  as part of The Culture of Ageing lecture series.


Lecturer’s Bio


Prior to joining the university of Malta’s European Centre of Gerontology, Dr Marvin Formosa carried out the duties of Senior Technical Officer at the International Institute of Ageing. Dr. Formosa read for his undergraduate degree at the University of Malta which he followed with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (social studies) and a Masters’ degree (Sociology) from the same university. He furthered his studies in social gerontology at the International Institute of Health and Ageing at the University of Bristol where he read for a doctorate degree under the supervision of Professor Malcolm Johnson.

Dr Formosa’s primary research interests include social gerontology, sociology of ageing, old-adult learning, social exclusion and inequality, social class dynamics and Universities of the Third Age – subjects on which he has contributed to several edited publications and academic journals such as ‘International Journal of Education and Ageing,’ Lifelong Learning Institute Review,’ and ‘Journal of Transformative Education,’ among others.