Deborah is a hugely experienced writer and editor having edited academic sections of The BMJ and written for publications including the Telegraph, the Guardian, BBC Online and Index on Censorship.

She has reported about health and science from variety of places including Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana and the Palestinian territories.

As The BMJ’s first investigations editor – the first of its kind on a medical journal –  Deborah was charged with establishing the journals reputation for conducting in-house and collaborative investigations with major broadcasters, print and online media.

The role meant she has been working at the interface of the mainstream media and academia conducting high impact investigations that combine rigorous data analysis with journalism.

Deborah has also helped develop new print and online content – including video and podcasts – for The BMJ when relaunched in 2006 and edited an academic section of the journal helping experts develop and present their work in a digestible and accessible way.

She has edited work that spans health and the topics she has written about range from food and drink through to research integrity, drug pricing and medical implants. She has also covered the NHS, criminal justice system and other social issues.

Her journalism has been widely cited by other journalists as well as experts and she’s as comfortable explaining complex research to a prime time audience as she is to academics and policy makers.

Deborah has also edited, researched and written reports for different organisations such as Transparency International.