Subject Head Public Health Primary Care and Thames Valley University

Debby trained as a nurse and midwife before studying for a degree in Social Science and Administration at the London School of Economics. She then qualified as a Health Visitor and worked in North-West London. During this time she became interested in adolescent sexual health, working in a unit for pregnant schoolgirls and as a family planning nurse. She moved into nurse education in 1989, teaching pre- and post-registration nurses. She has been at Thames Valley University since 1994, at first as the programme leader for the BSc Health Promotion and the family planning course. During this time she completed her Master's degree in Health Studies and completed a small research project on young people's perceptions of family planning clinics as part of the course. Since 2000 she has been the Subject Head for the Public Health and Primary Care subject group. Her subject team run programmes and short courses in primary care, public health and health promotion, sexual health and the care of older people, as well as teaching on the pre-registration nursing programme. Her own research interests remain with public health and policy and sexual health.

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