Rosette Farrugia-Bonello is Deputy Director at the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA).
Prior to joining INIA, Ms. Farrugia-Bonello held the post of HelpAge Co-ordinator at Caritas Malta and during 2012–2015, she also occupied the post of Executive Director of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA).
Ms. Farrugia-Bonello graduated in Psychology and Communication studies and in Gerontology and Geriatrics from the University of Malta. She also holds a Master of Science in Dementia Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Rosette Farrugia-Bonello lectures at the University of Malta, on INIA’s International training programmes and on the City and Guilds higher diploma in Health Care. She is also involved in training programmes on Dementia issues for formal and informal caregivers.
Ms. Farrugia-Bonello is a board member of INIA’s Satellite Centre in India for the SAARC countries; deputy editor of INIA’s on-line, peer-reviewed International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries; expert on the Task Forces on Dignified Ageing within AGE Platform Europe-Belgium; a board member on the National Commission for Active Ageing-Malta and a board member on the Commissioner’s for Older Persons board – Malta.
Her research interests are in Dementia studies, community care and active ageing.