After reading for his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science; BSc) in Heath Science at the University of Malta (1995-1999), Dr Caruana started his career in nutrition and dietetics by successfully completing a Post-graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2002 at the same University. Being interested in the field of dietetics, he then pursued an intensive two year Masters programme (Master of Science; MSc) in dietetics, with several internships, at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (2002-2004) obtaining a distinction. After two years in dietetics, Dr Caruana joined the University of Malta in collaboration with the prestigious Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich and successfully defended his doctorate degree (2006-2011). The area of study focused on how dietary compounds, known as polyphenols, could possibly alter physiological and biochemical pathways in neurodegenerative diseases (see publications – Research or Research Gate or Google Scholar).
Dr Caruana is a professionally qualified dietitian/nutritionist and a researcher with 11 years of experience. Having worked in different clinical and research areas, Dr Caruana is able to work on his own initiative and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team. This experience make him versatile, learns new tasks/skills quickly and out-going with strong and effective organization and communication skills.
Licence to practice as a dietitian
President of Malta
The profession of dietetics has an official definition established by the international labour office in Geneva. It is classified among the paramedical professions and has been coded under group 0.69.
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Dr Caruana has contributed to the following national health policies, strategies and plans:
Dr Caruana was also involved in:
Dr Caruana is also:
member of the Malta Chamber of Scientists http://www.mcs.org.mt/
member of the Clinical Obesity Task Force, Ministry for Health, Malta
member of Project Team; Malta EU Council Presidency 2017, Childhood Obesity