Professor Helen Grech is the Head of the Department of Communication Therapy within the Faculty of Health
Sciences of the University of Malta. She Is a registered audiologist and speech-language pathologist. Her research
Interests are related to speech and language acquislt!on and disorders fn multilingual populations. Helen Grech has
been Involved in a number of cross-linguistic research projects and Inter-Governmental COST Actions. She was
awarded several research grants such as a Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship and a 4-year FP6
project, funded by the European Commission. She is a regular research grant reviewer. Helen Grech is the
Immediate Past President of the International Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrlcs.