Marnie is a PhD candidate in Law at Monash University, a researcher and a practising lawyer. Her research is a theoretical and empirical work on how judges and doctors approach and resolve conflict, and decide dilemmas about medical treatment for seriously ill young people and children. Part of her research is being completed at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics under academic advisors, Professor Dominic Wilkinson and Professor Julian Savulescu.
She is currently Group General Counsel for Australia’s largest dental group, Smile Solutions, the Core Dental group and other specialist practices involved in orthodontic, periodontic, endodontic, prosthodontic and paediatric dentistry, and oral & maxillofacial surgical practice. Marnie is also a Research Fellow at La Trobe University Law School’s Centre for Health Law & Society, and a Non-Executive Director of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in molecular biology, awarded by thesis for her research on FtsZ, a mitochondrial cell division protein. Her research interests include medical treatment decision-making for children and the law, the coronial system, contract and intellectual property laws.