Deborah works in the policy team. She has a particular interest in health inequalities: her recent research topics at The King’s Fund include support for unpaid carers, disabled people’s involvement in health and care design, and the NHS’s role in tackling poverty.
She is currently the learning lead for Healthy Communities Together, a four-year collaboration with The National Lottery Community Fund to support local partnership working.
Before joining the Fund in 2018, Deborah worked for two years as a senior analyst at the Care Quality Commission. Deborah holds a PhD in sociology and social policy from the University of Leeds, which explored inequalities in disabled people’s access to sustainable lifestyles.