Marilys is a health sociologist and has over two decades teaching experience with an extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching record. With Lynn Gillam, Marilys was awarded the Australian Award for University Teaching in 2007 and the UoM David White Teaching Award in 2005. She has also been the recipient of UoM teaching and learning grants as well as an ALTC grant, on Addressing cultural diversity in health ethics education, in 2009. Marilys was the chair of the University’s Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee (TALQAC) 2011-2015. Marilys’s current role is Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in MDHS (2015-).