Imperial Health Charity
Mary is actively engaged in the voluntary sector. She is a trustee of Imperial Health Charity. She is on the Board of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and is also a mentor in two local secondary schools.
Before becoming a trustee, Mary had a long career in the health service. Her clinical practice was in general medicine and cardiology, followed by formal training in public health medicine. Mary worked at St Thomas’ Hospital where she had a joint academic and service post. During this time she developed her interest in infectious diseases.
Mary was Deputy Director of the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre and was responsible for leading investigations into major outbreaks of infectious diseases. Post graduate multi-disciplinary training, both in the UK and Europe was a particular interest. Later in the Department of Health where she had responsibility for Communicable Disease Control, she played a key part in developing a new national strategy, modernising emergency response as well as intervention programmes such as that for tackling hospital acquired infections. She completed her health service career as Executive Director of Local and Regional Services in the Health Protection Agency.