As Project Manager of Catholic Mission, Marianne works to implement numerous projects which embed the Catholic mission of the University through its teaching and research, and in its contribution to Catholic public life in the wider society. Marianne is also an Associate Lecturer within the Institute of Business, Law and Society. She currently supervises a number of Masters dissertations on the MA Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime.
Marianne has previously held numerous roles in the UK and internationally including:
- Research Assistant, Institute for Ethics & Society – The University of Notre Dame Australia
- Research Associate – The Order of Malta, Oceania
- Executive Assistant – The Santa Marta Group
- Commissioning Editor – E-International Relations
- Executive Assistant, Department of International Affairs – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Marianne holds an MA(Hons) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and is undertaking a PhD in International Relations through the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her current research explores the notion of Catholic agency in the academic discipline of International Relations (IR). Situated in the IR discourse on religion, she examines Catholic actors involved in anti-slavery initiatives through the IR theoretical framework of the English School. Marianne has previously lectured on religion and foreign policy.
- University of Notre Dame Australia – ‘The Catholic Church’s efforts to fight human trafficking’ – Religion & the Humanitarian Challenge Symposium Schedule (August, 2017)
- University of Notre Dame Australia – ‘Catholic reflections on the understanding of morals and norms in the English School’s concept of ‘International Society’ – Lunchtime Research Seminar Series (May 2019)
- University of Notre Dame Australia – HDR Conference – Mapping Anti-Slavery initiatives of Catholic actors (#EndSlavery Initiative and the agency of Catholic actors in IR’s English School theory) (June 2019)
- The Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) – ‘Catholic Anti-Slavery Initiatives: Moral Foundations and Resources of Religious Action’ – (December 2019)
- International Studies Association (ISA) 2021 Annual Convention – ‘Catholic Agency in English School Theory in International Relations’ – (April 2021)
- Dissertation Publication – E-International Relations (2014) – ‘The Emergence and Cascading of Pope Francis’ Norm of Social Justice’
- Book Review - Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (Vol 31, no 1 (2018)) – ‘Luca Mavelli and Erin K. Wilson (eds), The Refugee Crisis and Religion: Secularism, Security and Hospitality in Question’