Deborah specialises in inclusive teaching practice in media education, leading in the development of curriculum diversification through social justice pedagogy – teaching designed to promote social change.
Her main research centres on political communication, especially ideas around challenging the dominant practice and thinking. Her work has a strong focus on raced and gendered representations in media and popular culture and engagement with digital technologies.
Other areas of expertise are race, ethnicity and culture in professional communications practice and race, ethnicity and culture in higher education.
Deborah is a former journalist with published articles in a number of publications, including the Guardian and Independent and has provided PR consultancy services for a variety of organisations.
Deborah featured in a Facebook Live all about the UK General Election: