Maria Brown holds a Ph.D. in the Sociology of Adult and Non-Formal Education and Community Development, a Master of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Italian.
She lectures adult education and community-based education within the Department of Arts,Open Communities & Adult Education. Her research interests are in adult education, education, community action and community development, social equality, sociology, social policy, Europeanisation, sustainable development, methodology and research methods - with special interest in computer-assisted quantitative and qualitative data analysis (use of SPSS and NVivo).
Her experience also includes work for the European Commission, Eurydice, the Council of Europe, the European Co-operation in Science & Technology (COST) and the Ministry for Education and Employment (Malta).
She has carried out voluminous research that includes EU-funded projects and published in academic peer-reviewed publications.
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xI8ZlAcAAAAJ&hl=en Academic profile: http://www.italworkconsorzio.com/profile/mariabrown
Times of Malta Online Blog: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/author/58 Twitter: @MariaBrown1919 Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/mariabrown.sociology
EU environmental policy
Regional policy maker
ACA0001 - Enhancing Work with Older Adults using Applied Arts - Drama
ACA0001 - Enhancing Work with Older Adults using Applied Arts - Music
ACA0001 - Enhancing Work with Older Adults using Applied Arts - Visual Arts
ACA0002 - CPD on Vulnerabilities in Older Adulthood
ACA2001 - Andragogy and Geragogy: Perspectives, Challenges and Practices
ACA2002 - Arts in the Community: Part 1 Theatre and Music
ACA2003 - Psychology of Adult Educaton, Training and Development