Marie studied piano technology at London Metropolitan University and gained her doctorate with a study of the piano industry workforce in England from the origins of the industry c1765 to the eve of the First World War. She was twice awarded the University Prize and University Recognition Award for Academic Excellence. In 2015 Marie won an Early Career Fellowship with the Institute of Musical Research and launched the ‘Made in London’ conference series, inviting musical instrument makers, restorers, conservators, players and historians to discuss musical instrument-making in London from the 17th to the 21st century.
Marie is a committee member of The Galpin Society, membership secretary of the Musical Instruments Resource Network (MIRN), and an advisor to the BBC. During her time at Wolfson she has been College Research Convenor (2016-2018), a committee member of the Music Society, a committee member of the Lunchtime Lecture Series, and founder and captain of the Wolfson Social Rowing Club.