Mariann graduated from Queen Elizabeth College (now part of King’s College London) with a BSc (1982) and a PhD (1986) in Biochemistry. Following postdoctoral work in Norway and Japan, Mariann came to Brunel University London as a Research Fellow in 1991, and was appointed lecturer in 1995. She has held a range of senior roles at Brunel, including Head of Biosciences, and Deputy Head of School of Health Sciences and Social Care. Mariann was appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor in October 2011 and Vice Provost for Education in August 2018. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Mariann has a particular interest in curriculum design and assessment and she is leading the implementation of digital examinations (e-exams) at Brunel. She is committed to student success and is responsible for Brunel’s work to improve outcomes for students from underrepresented groups.
Mariann has served on the Curriculum Committee for the Royal Society for Biology and is currently a Governor of HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College).