Prior to joining BIT, Maria worked for a not-for-profit organisation that delivers affordable and high-quality music tuition to students in state schools. She also worked for an international market research agency managing multi-country research projects.
Maria holds an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCL, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Middlesex University. She has a strong interest in memory and cognition, with her academic dissertations looking at contextual effects on memory and memory disruption via psychopharmacology. In her spare time Maria likes to run, play snooker, practice violin, and read.