Marianne obtained both degrees (BA in Economics with Econometrics and PhD) from the University of Sheffield. Marianne joined the staff at Manchester in November 1997 and has worked on a number of research projects and held a Hallsworth Fellow position at the Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research. Marianne's finished projects include: 2 ESRC projects based at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research: Rising Powers and Sustaining Innovation. Also a recent ESPON funded research project based at Cardiff University investigating the resilience of regions in Europe. Marianne is a member of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN).
Marianne is currently working for Professor Fiona Devine and has a new paper in Political Quarterly on "Class, Politics and the Progressive Dilemma". Marianne is also working for the Indusrial Strategy Commission, for more details see http://industrialstrategycommission.org.uk/