Miriam has been lecturing within the Department of Youth and Community Studies at the University of Malta since 2001. She is also the President of the Maltese Association of Youth Workers that seeks to promote the youth work profession. She has also been involved in a number of European and Euromed Projects. At present, she is the national correspondent for the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy and is a member of a number of EU groups. She has also represented Malta at the EU Youth Working Party and at EU Youth Conferences as well as at Council of Europe level. Her academic interests are non-formal education, youth policy and youth work practice. In January 2011, Ms. Teuma was appointed the first Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Youth Agency.