Her primary expertise is in the field of Australian history, mainly twentieth century and specifically on the Second World War and Australian immigration. She also has extensive experience as an educator and has taught widely in NSW secondary schools as well as TAFE and at UNSW. As well as being a ‘content expert’ in history she is able to provide advice and assessment of educational programs for institutions and individual clients.
Maria is particularly interested in film, television and radio and has conducted oral history interview for pilot television programs. She has also studied two years of Drama in the School of Drama at UNSW and is keen to undertake research and consultancy work for this industry particularly historical documentaries and feature films.
She has extensive oral history interview experience as part of her Honours and PhD research with her oral history interviews having passed the stringent requirements of the Ethics Secretariat at UNSW. Maria has written for the educational market and is willing to research and write history textbooks for all states and territories.