Maureen studied both Science and Education and has worked as a P-12 teacher in the states of NSW and QLD in Australia. She holds a PhD from the USC and for after gaining a Post Graduate in Higher Education has for the last 5 years tutored, lectured and consulted with undergraduates and postgraduates at USC in a range of disciplines including Education, Research Methods and ITAS (Indigenous students). After publishing her book “The NVivo Toolkit: How to apply NVivo in your PhD for research and publishing success” she has been presenting at national and international conferences and conducting eSeminars about the use of NVivo software in research. In addition, she is skilled in quantitative software of SPSS and Qualtrics. She has published articles in relation to school-age children and the issues and problems that arise from combining multi-disciplines such as school and high level sport. Additionally, Maureen is a reviewer for the peer-reviewed JSHS and OMICS Journals in the fields of Sport and Education.
Her research work includes such projects as: measuring the success of Australian Aid scholarship programs in the capacity of teachers in Indonesian Papua for the International Papuan Project at the USC; consulting about the introduction of the students bringing their own devices to school for the Queensland State Education Department; problems and issues faced by school-age elite athletes and first year university students. Currently, Maureen's work includes researching on the Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education Project at ACU and other research projects in various faculties at USC.