Advisory Board

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The role of the Advisory Board, which consists of professionals from different areas, is to advice and support Domain Academy with regards to academic programmes’ accountability and quality by providing guidance and feedback, and serving as partners in research and community collaborations.

The Advisory Board’s Meetings are held every four months.

Professor George Gregory Buttigieg K.M., M.D., Ph.D., M.D., M.A.(Melit.), L.R.C.P (Eng.)., M.R.C.S.(Lond.), Dip.F.P, F.R.C.O.G., F.R.C.P.I., F.R.C.P.Ed., K.G.C.O.M.

Prof. Buttigieg teaches Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Malta and Plovdiv Medical University in Bulgaria. He also lectures Medico-Legal Studies at the Department of Pharmacy of the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. He has also served on the Medical Council of Malta(16.01.01 – 20.11.03), represented Malta at the Union Professionnelle International des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens (1994 -1997) as well as the European College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology(1996-2002). He was also International Secretary of the Commission for the Exchange of Resident Doctors (1998–2001) and represented Malta on the Representative Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2009-2012).

Buttigieg is also a member of the Diplomatic Corps and is Malta’s Ambassador to the Government of the Order of Malta in Rome. He is a Knight of Malta, has been decorated with the Commander’s Cross and has been honoured with two Grand Crosses of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.  .

Prof. Buttigieg has published medically widely in various chapters, books and scientific journals, his latest work being the two-volume opus Optimising Maltese Obstetric Medico-Legal Dynamics. He has also authored many works on Hospitaller history and enjoys writing historical fiction. In 2006 he was awarded the National prize for his book Of Craft and Honour and a Templar’s Chronicles. In his younger days, Prof. Buttigieg authored many radio-plays and radio-serials, winning many Rediffusion awards.

Although still clinically active, Prof. Buttigieg work is becoming ever increasingly academic, split between research and teaching. He has published extensively about his medical opinions as a simple google search will reveal. He has also published widely is works pertaining to his non-medical interests spanning all aspects of humanity

Dr. Herveen Singh (Ph.D.)

Head of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Assurance & Assistant Professor – Zayed University

Dr. Herveen Singh is the Head of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Assurance at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. She is also an Assistant Professor with the College of Education at Zayed University. Her areas of research include quality assurance and accreditation; decolonial studies in educational leadership; faculty development; succession planning; organizational change management and; stakeholder engagement in educational leadership and schooling in urban contexts. Herveen has led curriculum development teams and developed programs at the Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels in Education, Policy and Business areas.

Herveen has conducted quantitative and qualitative studies with Canadian and UAE school boards and organizations at local, provincial and federal levels. Specifically, she has led teams in the designing of curriculum, programming and assessment for federally funded research projects involving over 2,000 students from across the province of Ontario in Canada. She has also conducted district wide research for the second largest school board in Canada, involving over 1,500 government employees.

Herveen is passionate about teaching and committed to teaching excellence. A noteworthy experience that demonstrates her commitment to teaching excellence is her role as the Assistant Director for the Office of Teaching Support at the University of Toronto. In this position she was responsible for the integration of the university’s strategic framework and activities in supporting teaching excellence across the Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto. Among other responsibilities, she delivered workshops on teaching and learning, seminars and participated on key committees across the university to ensure that teaching excellence was integrated throughout its policies and processes in regards to faculty promotions, evaluations and other pertinent areas related to raising teaching quality in all undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Toronto.

Dr. KIRILL MICALLEF STAFRACE MD(Melit.),MSc Sports Med.(Lond.), FCPE(Ed),FFSEM(UK),FFSEM(Ire.),FFIMS(Inter.), EFSM(EU), PGC MSK Ultrasound(UEL)

Dr Kirill is an established Sports and Exercise Medicine expert holding various positions in the Republic of Malta, namely, SEM Consultant Mater Dei Hospital, Medical Director Malta Football Association, Director Maltese Olympic Committee, Chairman of the Medical Commission of the Maltese Olympic Committee. Dr Kirill is also a Senior Lecturer in Sports Science and Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Malta.

Until recently, he was Vice President of the European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations and Head of the Sports Medicine Section within The Presidential Guard of the UAE Armed Forces.

Dr Kirill’s areas of expertise, which he has presented and published widely, are Pre-exercise Screening, Exercise Prescription, Conservative Management of MSK Issues, Active aging and Medico-legal affair and Esports Medicine. Over the decades, Kirill has organized, managed, accompanied and enjoyed major heartbreaks and joyous moments with Team Malta during Olympic, Commonwealth and Mediterranean Games.

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