Ġorġ Mallia

Author, cartoonist and communications academic

Ġorġ Mallia is a communications academic, author and cartoonist working on the island of Malta. He is a Professor of Communications and 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 processing change incurred by new media technology immersion. A brief academic interest section can be found in this site.


He has presented at a number of international conferences, and published in his areas of expertise. He has been 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. His Żepp, humorously mapping the Covid-19 pandemic comic strip appears twice weekly in The Times of Malta.


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 adventures Il-Professur Għasfur and il-Professur Għasfur fl-Ispazju, published by Merlin Publishing, and Sigurd and the Tree of Life, published by Horizons.


His book of one hundred microstories about invidual lives, Mitt Ruħ, was published by Klabb Kotba Maltin in 2020.


He has also edited and produced a large number of magazines, newspapers and other publications, among them a fourteen-year run on Malta's most popular magazine for children, Sagħtar.


His latest 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 Education.


Professor 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. He is on the steering committee of the annual International Conference on Information, Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE) that is held in Greece.


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