Brian Restall started his career at the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) and held the post of Projects Coordinator, and Research Assistant to the Policy Unit. He later moved to the private sector, and since then has been responsible for managing the scientific / administrative tasks for numerous R&D projects running under the 5th, 6th & 7th Framework programme; and under the Leonardo, Intelligent Energy, Interreg programmes. Brian read for a PhD in environmental management and planning at the Institute of Earth Systems (UoM), and his research interests are mostly in the area of environmental resource management, protected areas and sustainable development. He dedicates the rest of his free time to various social responsibilities, and provides ad-hoc support to local NGOs. He joined MWA in August 2015.