Dr Rachael M Scicluna has a doctorate and post-doctorate in urban anthropology. Over the past 12 years, she conducted extensive ethnographic research on the interrelationship between home, neighbourhoods, changing family patterns, modern home space, gender, sexuality, politics and economy in England and Malta. Dr Scicluna has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals and anthologies and is often invited as a guest speaker in international conferences.
As an applied urban anthropologist, Dr Scicluna developed and led ethnographic research on the housing sector in Malta. The research findings informed the development of a national housing system, a new specialised housing layer, and other related policies on modern domestic spaces in Malta.
Dr Scicluna is also a part-time Lecturer in the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta, Malta and an active member of the Committee Bureau on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management within the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). She is also the Chairperson of Sustainable Communities Board within the Housing Authority, Malta.