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Mary holds a BSc (First Class Honours with Distinction), MPhil and PhD in Special and Inclusive education. Joining the WPU in 2016, Mary brought with her 7 years of significant international experience working as an administrative staff, a sign language interpreter (ASL), a teacher educator and a researcher all within the higher education systems in Africa and the United Kingdom. For her Bachelor’s Degree Mary received Awards as the best graduating student and the best graduating female student in the Faculty of Education. Mary obtained the prestigious Cambridge Commonwealth and Oversees Trust scholarships and was also awarded a Research Grant at Queens College, University of Cambridge while undertaking her MPhil. As a Doctoral student, Mary was a Commonwealth Scholar and she presented her Doctoral research representing Moray House School of Education at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Three-minute thesis college level heats. Mary has presented and participated in various national and international conferences including being a UNESCO invited and sponsored presenter at the Second Biennial International Inclusive Education Symposium in West and Central Africa in April 2015. Mary enjoys the learning that takes place in research.