Dr. JOSEPH G. AGIUS, M.Sc. (Dublin), Ed.D. (Sheffield), is a Registered European Fluency Specialist and Speech Language Pathologist with special interest in fluency disorders and humour research. He holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies from Trinity College, University of Dublin and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Sheffield. As partner expert nominated by the University of Malta, Dr. Agius collaborates with experts from thirteen European Universities on the development and delivery of the ‘European Clinical Specialization Course in Fluency Disorders’ (ECSF). He has an extensive background in training, lecturing, evaluation, and programme management. Dr. Agius has experience working with diverse populations around Europe helping to develop skills in communication, leadership and public speaking, and conflict management.
He is Advanced Practitioner at the Speech Language Department, Ministry of Health, Government of Malta. Dr. Agius is Editorial Consultant for the Journal of Fluency Disorders and reviewer for the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Visiting senior lecturer at the University of Malta he lectures on ‘Fluency Disorders’, ‘Language and Psychiatry’, ‘Public Speaking’ and ‘Legal and Ethical Issues’. He is a member on the Fluency Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), Chair of the Professional Liaison Committee of the International Fluency Association (IFA) and Steering Committee Member of ECSF. He is author of the iOS application ‘Fluency SIS’ - Smart Intervention Strategy for school age children who stutter and is advising expert of the European Thematic Network POSCON- Positive Online Content and Services to Children in Europe.
Dr. Agius has been a state-appointed family mediator since the very inception of the Family Court in 2003 and Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2008.