Deborah is a senior research officer in the Centre for Innovative Ageing. Her main research interests are loneliness and social isolation in later life. She sits on the Welsh Government Loneliness and Social Isolation Strategy Board, and is an advisory board member for the Public health Network Cymru. Deborah’s research has led to several invited national and international presentations, and she has made several appearances on radio and television. She is also a Tedx Swansea speaker.