Marina graduated as a Dental Hygienist from the Royal Air Force Institute of Dental Health and Training and has vast experience within General Dental Practice and more recently in the field of dental education.
Alongside her practice and teaching career, Marina studied and gained a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences, a Master of Laws in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice and the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Marina is a keen advocate for the use of Dental Care Professionals in the field of research and has had papers published in the journals Oral Health and Dental Management; the Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health; Dental Health; and the British Dental Journal. Her current PhD research field is exploring stress and well-being in dental hygienists and therapists.
Marina has been an active member of BSDHT at regional and national level and has held the posts of Regional Group Treasurer, Honorary Treasurer, and President.