Margaret is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, Western Australia. Her main research focus is the cost effectiveness of education and training courses in adult prisons. She is a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (2014-2018) examining the employment outcomes of ex-prisoners in Australia and a member of a Consortium funded by an National Health and Medical Research Council grant (2017-2020) undertaking an international meta-analysis of studies of post-release mortality. Margaret has prior teaching and research positions at other universities and reseach and planning positions in State and Federal government departments, the private sector and the not-for-profit sector. In addition to winning several large competitive funding grants including ARC Linkage, Australian Institute of Criminology, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, and Lotterywest, Margaret has published in economics, education and health journals and edited books. Since 2013, Margaret has been a member of the Hegg Hoffet Fund (HHF) for Displaced Women Graduates, raising funds and giving grant to refugee graduate women who need support to upskill in their profession in their new country of residence. HHF is a committee of Graduate Women International which is a non-government organisation with representation at the United Nations.