Maryanne read her BSc in Neuroscience at Leeds University and subsequently completed medical training at the Norwich Medical School, East Anglia. She finished her Foundation Training in the Eastern Region and went onto a research post at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn where she led three regional patient safety projects across eleven hospitals in the East of England. Currently, Maryanne is undertaking a doctorate in Patient Safety at the University of Cambridge.
Her research interests are in the field of patient safety particularly understanding errors in the NHS, human factors, the use of innovation to design engineered solutions to prevent never events and serious adverse events and understanding the barriers to implementation of innovation in healthcare systems.
Maryanne has published and presented her work at over 50 national and international conferences. She has won the President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, is a fellow on the NHS Innovator Accelerator Programme and two of her safety innovations have been selected onto the programme and are supported for national implementation.
Maryanne is also a founding fellow of the Q Initiative and is a fellow on the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme and is involved in the development of 4 patient safety innovations.
Maryanne was recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to the healthcare industry, receiving the British Empire Medal for her contribution to developing a number of innovative medical devices designed to improve patient safety.
Maryanne will be working with Medovate to assist with the technology development activities of the company by undertaking the clinical evaluation and clinical engagement for the portfolio of Medovate's technologies.