Mary is recognized as one of the world’s leading researchers and writers in the field of consciousness and contact phenomena.
She is the Founder and Principal of Australian Close Encounter Resource Network (ACERN) which was established in 1997 to provide professional counseling, support, hypnotherapy and information to individuals and their families with ‘anomalous’ paranormal experiences and abduction-‐contact experiences. Mary is also Director and Chair of the Experiencer Support Programs of Dr Edgar Mitchell: Foundation for Research into Extra-‐terrestrial Encounters (FREE); and an advisory Committee member of Exopolitics (). Mary also organized the inaugural 'Hidden Truths' international conference held in Perth, Western Australia in 2003.
In 2002, she Mary wrote her first book Awakening, How Extraterrestrial Contact Can Transform Your Life and The New Human, Awakening to Our Cosmic Heritage in 2016. She is currently working on her third book, due to be released in 2020.