Deborah is an award winning medically qualified freelance TV, print and radio reporter and editor.
As well as writing and editing, she has reported and co-produced TV and radio documentaries and acted as a consultant to other journalists and scriptwriters. Deborah has covered a wide range of topics – from spurious health claims made about sports drinks to misconduct in animal research to patient safety. Her journalism has attracted both specialist and mainstream international media coverage and has influenced policy globally.
Deborah is frequently asked to chair high level conferences and debates and deliver talks and lectures for professional organisations, universities and charities across Europe and the US. She has also consulted and written reports for various bodies and has advised about media strategy.
As well as winning journalism awards for her investigations – including the British Journalism Award – she received the prestigious 2017 HealthWatch Award for “courageous reporting of medical issues” in recognition of her ability to clarify “complicated and often misunderstood medical matters for the general public”.
Deborah is a Trustee of Dartington Service Design Lab, which redesigns services and public systems to improve the lives of children, families and communities.
Those who know her personally might be surprised to see she has a serious job and her life isn’t just football, fashion and festivals.