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Dr. JOSEPH G. AGIUS, M.Sc. (Dublin), Ed.D. (Sheffield), is a registered 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'. He has an extensive background in training, lecturing, evaluation, facilitation 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 Senior Principal of the Speech Language Department and employed by the Health Division, Government of Malta. Dr. Agius is reviewer for the Journal of Fluency Disorders and the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, and lectures at the University of Malta on 'Fluency Disorders', 'Language and Psychiatry' and 'Creativity, Humour and Communication'. He is a member on the Fluency Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) and also member on the Board of Studies of the Department of Communication Therapy, University of Malta. 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.