Dr Marlowe was born in South America and her interest in the illnesses caused by Tropical parasites and bugs has not waned since she left. She has travelled for pleasure and work around South America, The Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Although she has settled in Bristol with her husband and two children, international travel has not been curtailed, but now involves the whole family. She is a keen hiker and has hiked in the Himalayas, Andes and Pyrenees. Adventure is never far away with White Water Rafting in Nepal and sea kayaking in Baja California and the Sounds of New Zealand. She enjoys horse riding, scuba diving and sailing. Relaxation comes from singing in choirs from the Bristol Choral Society to the Bristol Gurt Lush Choir.