Sandra Buttigieg has been elected as a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health at the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom through distinction.
Dr Buttigieg is a senior lecturer and the director of the Institute of Health Care at the University of Malta. She is also a member of Senate of the University of Malta and the co-ordinator of the of health services management programme of studies. She lectures on the Masters programmes in Health Services Management, Public Health and Family Medicine.
Dr Buttigieg graduated as a doctor from the University of Malta in 1987, later obtaining a Masters in Public Health Medicine, a Masters in Business Administration (Executive) with distinction, and a PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. She is a visiting research Fellow at Aston University and a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar, sessions 292 and 356, related to Health Care.
Between 1987 and 1998, she served as vice-president and later international secretary of the medical Association of Malta and between 1998 and 2000 as the medical superintendent at St Vincent de Paul.