Peter Mayo is Professor and Head, Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education and former member of the Department of Education Studies (was Head 2008-2012), Faculty of Education, University of Malta, Malta. He is also a member of the Collegio Docenti for the doctoral research programme in Educational Sciences and Continuing Education at the Università degli Studi di Verona. He teaches in the areas of sociology of education and adult continuing education, as well as in comparative and international education and sociology in general.
An invited keynote speaker at international conferences, he has held short-term visiting professorial appointments at the University of Alberta , University of Cyprus, Bogazici University, UBC-Vancouver and University of Gdansk. He was Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Education, University College London for the period March 15-July 15, 2014. He was previously a member of the Collegio Docenti for the international doctorate in intercultural sociology and education at the University of Messina. He has conducted graduate, public, academic staff or other seminars at several universities. He was the President of the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (MESCE) 2008-2010, edits a book series on ‘international issues in adult education’ for Sense Publishers, another series on Criticial Education' for Bloomsbury Academic and co-edits yet another book series (with Anne Hickling Hudson and Antonia Darder), on Postcolonial Studies in Education, for Palgrave-Macmillan. With Anne Hickling Hudson and Milosh Raykov, he edits the refereed journal, Postcolonial Directions in Education.
His internationally acknowledged work includes over 100 papers published in international refereed journals or as chapters in edited books. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards of several international peer reviewed journals.