Gabriella graduated as an electrical engineer from the University of Malta, specialising in control and electronics. After completing an internship as a research engineer in biomedical electronics, she was awarded a scholarship to read for a Master’s degree in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics at the University of Birmingham, where she worked mostly on model learning and control applied to robotic manipulators. In October 2016, she joined the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at the University of Plymouth as a Marie Sklodowska Curie Early Stage Researcher in Cognitive Robotics, under the supervision of Prof. Angelo Cangelosi. In October 2018, the research group transferred to the University of Manchester and she is currently part of the Machine Learning and Optimistation Research Group under the supervision of Prof. Angelo Cangelosi and Prof. Gavin Brown. Her PhD project is called "From single words to compositional language via gestures: Applications in robot language learning" as part of the DCOMM ETN. She is passionate about applying her interdisciplinary background to improve current robotic technology.