Marie read Jurisprudence (Law) at Wadham College, University of Oxford. She completed a year-long journalism traineeship at Channel 4 News before returning to Wadham College to study for the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distinction). Her MSc dissertation, on the use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders for adults with autism, led her to work as Policy and Legal Officer at Autism West Midlands where she produced responses to national and local government consultations. Building on this work, Marie recently completed her doctoral thesis at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, on the governance of defendants with autism in the English Criminal Justice System. She established the Let’s Get Disability on the List! campaign in 2013, alongside other Wadham graduate students, and was awarded the Oxford University Student Union Outstanding Individual Contribution to University Life Award in 2015 for her work on raising the profile of disability at the University of Oxford. Marie also sits on a number of charitable boards, including as a trustee for the autism and learning disability charity Waymarks.