Victor Mallia-Milanes is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Malta, where he served on the University Senate and as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Head of the Department of History. He was the founder and first Director of the Institute for Maltese Studies at the same University. He has been Visiting Professor at the universities of Cagliari and Bari. He has been awarded the Croce dell’Ordine al Merito Melitense in recognition of his work on the history of the Order of St John. In 2015 he was elected Commander, 'Pro Merito Melitensi', Sovereign Order of Malta.