Debbie is Communications and Engagement Manager for the British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre, and joined HDR UK in November 2020. The role involves coordinating communications, engagement and patient/lay member involvement to shape, support and promote the work of the Centre, working closely with the British Heart Foundation.

Debbie joined HDR UK from Cancer Research UK, where she managed research engagement for the Midlands region for eleven years. Based within the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre, she worked closely with cancer scientists and clinicians in Birmingham, Leicester, Warwick and Nottingham to bring life-saving research funded by the charity ‘to life’ for supporters, key stakeholders, patients and the public.

Prior to this, Debbie worked in event management with roles at the International Convention Centre Birmingham and University of Birmingham, and holds a degree in Journalism Studies from the University of Sheffield.