She is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Health Services
Management (HSM), Faculty of Health Sciences, UOM, and Honorary Senior Research
Fellow, HSMC, University of Birmingham, UK. She is Consultant Public Health
Medicine and Head of the Clinical Performance Unit, and member of the Patient
Safety and Quality Improvement Team, Mater Dei Hospital. She lectures in HSM,
Public Health Medicine, Family Medicine, Research Methodology and
Buttigieg strongly advocates inter-/trans-disciplinarity in practice/research.
She believes that health organisations'/systems' performance, as a
macro-concept, depends on policies, people and operating systems. Her research,
therefore, focuses on, but also links, clinical performance management, quality
of care, patient safety, health information technology, organisational
behaviour, operations management/research; and policy issues (ageism, migrant
health, One Health). She is currently
actively involved in several EU-funded programmes: Horizon2020 - To REACH; COST
Actions: CA 15222 “cost containment and quality of care” (leader-WG 1); TD 1404
“NEOH” (co-leader-WG 3); IS 1402 “Ageism” (co-leader-WG 1); and IS 1103
“Adapting European Health Systems to Diversity” (country-coordinator).
She authored/co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed international
journals, and widely participated in international conferences, and congresses.
She is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Human Resources
Management, Journal of Health Organization and Management, and Frontiers in
Public Health. She is currently also Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers
Veterinary Science, and Frontiers Topic Editor: Network for Evaluation of One
Health. She reviews extensively for numerous peer-reviewed journals in health
care management and psychology. She is currently Global Representative-at-Large
of the Health Care Management Division, American Academy of Management; and
member of the Board of the European Health Management Association.