Certificate of Completion in Italian Renaissance Art c.1400 – 1500 from the University of Oxford.

Certificate of Achievement in Visualising Japan, a joint offering from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Tokyo in collaboration with edX.

Bachelor of Creative Industries (With Distinction) with a major in Media Studies and a minor in Creative Writing, from the Queensland University of Technology

Diploma in Business majoring in Public Relations from Swinburne University of Technology

Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Arts majoring in Creative Writing from Melbourne University

Certificate IV in Film and Television Production from the Queensland Institute of TAFE

Provide first aid (HLTAID003), equivalent to the Senior first aid or Level 2 first aid certificate.



From Louise Arkles of Lark Philanthropy:

Mary combines a formidable creative writing talent with a strong grasp of the realities of organisations – briefs, schedules, articles, press releases, interviews, and tweets. A true wordsmith, Mary can turn her hand to any form of communication with clarity and wit. She also brings a mature and impressive intellect to her work, particularly around social and political issues – often seeing beyond the surface, she has opened my eyes to layers of complexity with her articulate expression and non-judgemental understanding.

From Joanna Fulton,  Communications Manager at Community Sector Banking:

Mary is a skilled and professional writer who has the good fortune of amazing knowledge recall. Whether analysing social policy or creatively engaging young adults, insightful communication is her craft. I feel the more knowledgeable for having the opportunity to work closely with her at Philanthropy Australia. Mary’s passion and formidable talents make her an asset to any organisation.