Mary obtained her PhD from Dublin City University in the area of Immunology with Prof. Christine Loscher in 2012. She undertook her first postdoctoral position with Prof. Doug Veale in the Translational Rheumatology Group in St Vincent’s University Hospital, where she examined the role of hypoxia and metabolic dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis. Subsequently, she was awarded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Enterprise Fellowship with Prof. Ursula Fearon in Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Her research interests include examining the immune infiltration in particular dendritic cells and T cells in inflammatory arthritis and examining the effects of the joint microenvironment on immune cell activation. She was awarded the Young Investigator of the Year in Rheumatology in 2016 and is an active member of the European Rheumatology Network – EMEUNET. Here she sits on the leadership committee where she has an active role in social media. Finally she is on the editorial board of Annals of the Rheumatic diseases (ARD), the highest impact journal in rheumatatology and holds the position of social media editor.