Dr Joseph Spiteri graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1986. He subsequently studied Psychiatry at Oxford University UK where he obtained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatry in 1993.
In 2016 he obtained an MBA (Anglia Ruskin University) after a dissertation on Psychiatric Services in Malta. He is also a member of the faculty of Medical Management and Leadership U.K.
Currently, he is a consultant Psychiatrist with special intent in Forensic and Old age psychiatry. He is also the deputy chair at the department of Psychiatry and senior lecturer at the University of Malta.