Suzanne Piscopo

Dr. Suzanne Piscopo is the Head of the Department for Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies within the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta. She is an Assistant Professor teaching in the B.Sc. (Hons) Home Economics, the B.Ed. (Hons) Nutrition, Family & Consumer Studies, and the M.Ed Health, Family & Consumer Studies courses, as well as in the Bachelors courses in Gender Studies and in Industrial Relations, and at the University of the Third Age. She has presented widely at different national and international conferences on her areas of research interest, including food choice and dietary patterns, the Mediterranean Diet and health, health, nutrition, consumer and sustainabiity education, and Home Economics education. Suzanne has published in various genre of publications and websites, and is the author of peer-reviewed articles, chapters in books, healthier lifestyle-related stories for children, Teachers’ Resource Kits and other educational materials for young schoolchildren. She is active in the local mass media, a frequent guest speaker at NGOs and public events, and is currently the Academic Coordinator for ‘Ghaqal id-Dar Hajja Ahjar’, a nation-wide community course on sustainable living. Suzanne sits on various international and national boards, including the Executive Committee of Home Economists in Action the Maltese professional organisation for Home Economics educators. She is also National Liaison for Malta with the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE), Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the NNeDPro group out of the University of Cambridge (UK), Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Foundation for the Mediterranean Diet (London), Member of the Council for the Teaching Professions (Malta) and Member of the National Centre for Family Research of the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society (Malta) Suzanne is a Registered Nutritionist (UK) and a Registered European Health Promotion Practitioner (IUHPE. She is Past President of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour (SNEB, USA) and has been the recipient of two awards from the SNEB, namely the Award for Best Research by a Recent Graduate’ in 1994 and the Mid-Career Achievement Award in 2009.