Peripatetic Educator - Health Education England, Coventry University Scarborough University
Deborah is a Peripatetic Educator and leads on the Research and Development strategies for Nursing at Coventry University Scarborough Campus. Prior to this, she has been a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director for Post Graduate studies within Nursing and worked with many universities in Research and Development roles, mainly focussed on cardio genetics, workforce development, Advanced Practitioner roles and most recently clinical supervision. She completed her PhD in 2004 at the University of Nottingham focussing on hypertension in ethic groups and conducted and consolidated this work at the University of the West Indies and North Carolina USA. For this she was made a Florence Nightingale Scholar. She did take time out to qualify as an accredited and registered Psychotherapist as she became increasing aware of the challenges student nurses faced around their well being and preserving their mental health whilst training. She has worked for the charities MIND and Cruse as a psychotherapist and is currently engaged in embedding core supervision into nursing education and primary care settings.