Dr Gauci was appointed by the University of Malta as a Geography lecturer at Junior College and held the post for two years before joining the Faculty of Arts with the Department of Geography. She is presently lecturing and researching mainly in Physical Geography, with a particular focus on coastal research, geomorphology, geoheritage, traditional cartography and natural hazards. She formerly occupied a teaching post at San Anton Senior School (1995-2002) and was then appointed as its Head of the Humanities Department from 2002 till 2007. Between 1996 and 1998, she acted as research consultant on socio-environmental development for the Planning Council which drafted the Regional Plan for the South of Malta. She held part-time lecturing posts at St Aloysius College Sixth Form (2001-2007) and St Martin's College Sixth Form (2007-2009). In 2007, Dr Gauci was offered the post as Commission Officer for Student Affairs with the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE). She was responsible for student policies and contributed to the setting up of the ESF funded project STEPS and the MGSS Scholarship Scheme. She also served on the STEPS Scholarships Board, the Appeals Board of MQRIC and the Malta Resources Authority [MRA] Board. Dr Gauci holds a PhD in Geography from the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth, UK. Under the lead supervision of Dr Robert Inkpen, she researched on limestone shore platforms on the Maltese Islands. She provides lecturing services to other departments such as the Department of Geosciences and the Institute of Travel and Tourism. She is currently in research collaborations with University of Portsmouth, University of Liverpool Hope, the University of Trieste and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy, and Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany. She is National Scientific Member for the International Association of Geomorphology (IAG) and was the IAG-appointed editor of the Springer volume 'Landscapes and Landforms of the Maltese Islands' (2019). She is also a committee member of the Malta Map Society and acts as consultant editor for the Malta Map Society Journal.
GSC2102 - Earth Surface Processes; Hydrology and Hydrogeology
Affiliations and Memberships: National Scientific Member of the International Association of Geomorphology (IAG) Member of the British Society of Geomorphology (BSG) Member of the Royal Geographic Society (RGS-IBG) Executive Committee Member of the Malta Map Society Member of the University of Malta Maritime Platform
On-going research collaborations with: University of Portsmouth, UK University of Trieste, Italy University of Liverpool Hope, UK University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy University of Canterbury, UK Max Planck Institute, Jena, Germany