• The University of Western Australia (M702), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Deborah moved into research in health related areas during her PhD which used ethnographic approaches to investigate literacy and health literacy practices in a hospital clinical cardiovascular context.  She continued on in qualitative health research, working on topics related to such things as end of life, aged care, older adults' spirituality, polypharmacy, health education, rural carers and dementia, COVID and end of life visiting practices, and health literacy.   Currently she is working on a Clinical Yarning research project based in WA’s Midwest. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PhD, Healh literacy: Patients' texts, context and mediation, University of Waikato

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Geography, B.A., Geography, University of Otago

Applied linguistics, MA (TESOL)


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