I am Michelle Camilleri. I was born in Malta and completed my initial nursing studies at the University of Malta before proceeding to the UK to complete a Masters degree at the University of Nottingham. During my time in Nottingham I had the opportunity to work as a bank nurse at the Emergency Department at the Queen's Medical Centre - a massive district general hospital in Nottingham. Following this I spent 10 months living in New Zealand where I worked as a full time nurse in the Emergency Department of the capital city of New Zealand - Wellington. During this time, I chose to enrol on an Adult Learning Masters programme which introduced me to the world of distance and online learning. Following this, I returned to Malta and took up post as Assistant Lecturer at the Nursing & Midwifery Division at the Institute of Health Care, University of Malta. I guess that I am a rather curious person and life constantly throws various tests in my direction - one of which was my doctoral studies which has taken up quite a large portion of the last 6 years of my life!!! Last January I successfully defended my doctoral thesis which has brought a close to the doctoral work, yet has now opened a bunch of doors that I will once again curiously walk through.
I have been an educator with the Nursing Division, University of Malta for the last 8 years. During this time, I have been involved in a range of projects which has certainly kept me busy. Apart from these projects my teaching load has varied tremendously over these years, and I have been involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. My subjects include emergency nursing, research methods, leadership, learning in practice, mentorship and clinical supercivision. As of this year I am coordinating the new e-learning degree for qualified health care professionals.