Deborah is a researcher working in the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) and the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA). Having graduated as a mature student from the Open University in 2005, Deborah went on to successfully complete an MSc in Social Science Research Methods at Cardiff University. Deborah was awarded her PhD in 2015 from the Centre for Innovative Ageing.
Deborah’s area of expertise is loneliness and social isolation in later life, the focus of her PhD. Her other research interests include health and health inequalities, the subjective experience of chronic illness and disability in later life, alcohol and substance misuse in older adults and life course perspectives. Deborah is thematic lead for the Future of Ageing Research Group.
Affiliation:British Society of Gerontology (BSG); Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA).