Albert CARUANA PhD is Professor of Marketing at the University of Bologna, Italy and at the University of Malta, Malta. He obtained a Ph.D. in Marketing in 1994 from Henley Business School, UK; an MA in Marketing Management from the University of Lancaster, UK and a BA (Hons.) in Business Management from the University of Malta. He has undertaken post-doctoral research as Fulbright Fellow in the US during 2004; as Commonwealth Research Scholar in the UK in 2000 and on various post-doctoral research fellowships in Australia in the period 1996 to 2003. He continues to be actively involved in doctoral, master’s and staff development programmes and has lectured in Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, France, United States, Australia, Singapore and China. He has also been an external examiner in awarding doctoral degrees in the UK and Australia and currently in Sweden.
Professor Caruana’s research interests focus primarily on marketing communications and services marketing. His work includes papers published in the Journal of Advertising; Journal of Advertising Research; Journal of Business Research; Industrial Marketing Management; Journal of Marketing Education and European Journal of Marketing. A number of his papers have received awards. He is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Advertising Research.
Professor Caruana has served on the board of directors of a number of firms and institutions. Prior to joining academia in 1992, he spent several years in industry, first in banking and later as marketing manager for a wines and spirits firm.