Marnie is a Bioveterinary Science graduate of the University of Liverpool (incorporating an additional year of China Studies at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China). She has experience in virus genetics (including HIV-1 and Hepatitis C for her final year university project). Additionally, Marnie worked on the hospital frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing RTq-PCR services for surgical and inpatient staff and patients, and also provided research assistance for COGUK at this time.
During her undergraduate studies Marnie was accepted for an intercalated semester at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the USA, where she finetuned her knowledge of genetics, disease, and human anatomy/physiology, alongside her Bioveterinary Science education. Following this, she returned to the UK to do a research internship in Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance with The University of York and The University of Liverpool at their veterinary campus.
Marnie also has hands-on experience in shepherding/ lambing in Scotland, England and Sweden.