Dolores studied Psychology & Social Sciences at the University of Malta and completed a Master Degree in Health Services Management. She is a holder of Professional Warrant for Registered Social Worker (Warrant No 55) according to Article 3 of the Social Work Profession Act (2003). She is currently a Senior Visiting lecturer at the University of Malta providing a service to both the Department of Social Policy and Social Work and the Department of Psychology. Since 1994 she works at Richmond Foundation but before she held different position in the Psychiatric field in Malta. Dolores Gauci has several publications, mainly papers on health and mental conditions and has attended a considerable number of congresses and conferences on mental health and psychiatry across Europe.  Besides Maltese, she speaks English and Italian.