Biographical Note

Dr Joseph Giordmaina B.Ed.(Hons)(Melit.), B.A. (Melit), M.Ed. (Melit.), M.Sc.(Leic.), Ph.D. (Brunel), FRSA.

Joseph Giordmaina started his career as a teacher in a Primary School after qualifying as a teacher in 1983. In the same year he received his degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Malta. He combined both areas of knowledge to promote in Malta Philosophy for Children. For his Masters degree in this area Dr Giordmaina studied under the guidance of Prof Matthew Lipman (IAPC), Prof Robert Fisher (Brunel University) and Prof Kenneth Wain (University of Malta). He continued his studies for his PhD in Postmodernism at Brunel University. In the meantime, working as a volunteer in Malta's prison, Corradino Correctional Facility, interest grew in the area of education and resettlement of prison inmates, and for the last twenty years has been involved in various projects and initiatives both in Malta and abroad. His interest resulted in reading for a Masters degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Leicester. He has participated in over twenty EU projects and visited over 50 prisons in Europe.