School of English & Journalism
College of Arts
Deborah has worked for the BBC in news, current affairs and general programmes for more than 25 years. She launched the subject of Journalism at Lincoln and has been an educator in the UK, Europe and the US. She is an external examiner in radio and broadcast journalism, is a judge for international and national radio and audio awards and is a regular speaker at international conferences. Deborah continues to work in radio news and current affairs production and is a broadcast and journalism training consultant for bodies including the Council of Europe and Reporters Sans Frontieres.
Deborah is Deputy Head and Director of Teaching and Learning of the School of English and Journalism. As the School’s international lead, Deborah has specific interests in and involvement with Europe, the US and South Africa. Teaching responsibilities encompass journalism practice and theory across the School's range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Deborah has also developed the School’s close links with the journalism industries, particularly in broadcast news.
Transatlantic broadcasting, multiplatform news and hyperlocal news. The history of BBC radio and BBC local radio. Reporting the European Union. Innovation in broadcast journalism education.
Judge, Radio Academy Radio Production Awards, Audio Production Awards and the Midlands Media Awards Consultant for the Council of Europe, Moldova Visiting Lecturer in Radio, Universitat Basel, Switzerland Visiting Lecturer in Journalism, University of Sofia, Bulgaria Visiting Lecturer in Journalism, School of Journalism and Public Relations, Skopje, Macedonia. Freelance broadcast journalist Media and journalism training for local, national and community groups
BBC Local Radio
Multiplatform News Production