Maria is a registered Nurse/Midwife trained at Kamuzu College of Nursing – University of Malawi. She holds a master’s degree in Social development and Health From Queen Margret University, Scotland. She has worked as a Nurse/Midwife practitioner, trainer and leader for 23 years in both government and non governmental institutions. Currently she works as a Lecturer for maternal and neonatal Health at Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi. Apart from teaching she is also involved in research work at the college such as teaching research students and Nurses/Midwives in the clinical area, supervising research work for students who are pursuing Masters’ programmes and undergraduates. She also participates in research work at departmental and college level.