Before joining the University of Malta's Dept. of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Dr Spiteri had a career in education spanning over two decades. She has teaching experience in primary, middle and secondary schools, as well as experience in teaching children with hearing impairment. Before joining the faculty she was also a guidance teacher.
Dr Spiteri read for her undergraduate degree at the University of Malta, which she followed with an Master degree from Ca' Foscari University in Venice, Italy. She then joined the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where she read for a PhD in early childhood education for sustainability. Recently, she read for a postgraduate diploma in gifted and talented education at Radboud University, Netherlands.
Dr Spiteri has been a speaker at international conferences both in Malta and abroad. Her research interests are broad and include areas of early childhood education for sustainability, outdoor education, environmental education, education for sustainable development, and gifted and talented education. She has published locally and internationally in these areas. While research is, of course, a large part of Dr Spiteri's work, she also has time for a regular teaching load and is supervisor to several students.