Top End coordinator of the DIP partnership project
Bachelor of Nursing (post-registration), Northern Territory University, 1995; Diploma of Midwifery, Royal North Shore Hospital (NSW), 1989; Diploma of Nursing, Princess Alexandra Hospital (QLD), 1982.
Marie started at Menzies as a research nurse with the PneuMum project in 2007. She has worked in many locations in the Northern Territory in the area of Indigenous health since 1983.
Her current role is the Top End coordinator for the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Project (Pandora). This involves community consultation, project reports, staff management, participant recruitment, education materials and the day to day running of the project.
Improving clinical care for women with diabetes in pregnancy, and improving the future health outcomes of mothers and babies, are key aims of the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project (PANDORA).
Among indigenous and nonindigenous women in Australia, the use of metformin in treating hyperglycemic conditions during pregnancy, does not lead to serious adverse events.