Mr. Christian Vella graduated with a higher diploma in Hospitality Management in 2009, which he then followed up with a BA in Psychology and Sociology in 2012 and a post-graduate diploma in Psychology (P.G. Dip. Psy.) in 2013, both conferred by the University of Malta.
Mr. Vella subsequently joined the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations –Malta (INIA) in 2014 as Research and Programme Officer.
His role within INIA has encouraged him to delve further into the field of ageing, and pursued a Master of Arts in Ageing and Dementia Studies at the University of Malta, and is currently a doctoral Candidate with the same University.
Mr. Vella’s research interests focus on ageing with particular reference to queer ageing, sexuality, community and dementia. The research inquiry to his Master of Arts dissertation reflects his interests, titled: “Narratives of older lesbian and gay persons: Exploring disparities within social and health care support in Malta”.
As a doctoral candidate, Mr. Vella is currently exploring the topic of “Older gay men, and lesbians in long-term care: Voices, experiences and implications for social policy”.