Mary first studied health care at Edgware General Hospital in Middlesex and qualified as a registered nurse and worked as a staff nurse on a gynaecology ward and later in the Accident and Emergency Department.
Mary then studied Midwifery at Edgware Maternity Hospital where she practiced as a midwife.
Mary worked as a nurse in variety of hospitals in various countries including St Finbarrs Hospital in Cork Ireland, Ibn Al Bitar Hospital in Baghdad Iraq, Tralee Regional Hospital in Ireland and Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital.
She also practiced as a Midwife at Walsgrave Hospital (now University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire) and later South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.
Mary went on to continue to study Midwifery by distance learning at Southbank University and attained a Diploma in Professional Studies in Midwifery/Advanced Diploma in Midwifery. She also attained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Midwifery.
Mary first studied Education at Wolverhampton University and attained Master of Arts (Education) in Post Compulsory Education and Training for Healthcare Professionals.
She also attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Further Adult and Higher Education (Masters).
Mary then went on to successfully complete an additional Masters Module in Adult Learning.
Mary joined the University of Northampton in 1997 undertaking supervised teaching experience and went on to secure employment at the University of Northampton as a Lecturer teaching Sociology to Occupational Health Students.
Mary was also employed as a Lecturer at Matthew Boulton College and taught at Only Young Offenders Institution (Only Prison) between 1999 and 2004.
In 2004 Mary secured employment at the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
In addition Mary has successfully completed the following courses
- Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) (100%)
- ‘Lifesaver’ First Aid at work Trainer – Saint John’s Ambulance
- First Aider at Work – Saint John’s Ambulance
- UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Breast Feeding Management Course
- UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Course in Breastfeeding and Lactation Management for Neonatal Staff