Mary has a long and successful carrier in education, working with students from pre-school to tertiary level in the area of performing arts (music and drama). As a business owner, she has experience in managing and operating child care centres and retail stores. She has been a member of different committees, including owners’ corporations. Mary has been providing an intergenerational interactive music program in aged care facilities and kindergartens and she also works as a musician in other aged care facilities.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Teaching Primary, Bachelor of Education, Masters of Educational Studies and Doctor of Education. Mary is an advocate for overcoming prejudice and discrimination against older people.