Consultant clinical geneticist
Deborah was appointed to the consultant team in 2007, and was appointed head of Service in 2017. She specialises in seeing patients with adult onset inherited disease, particularly inherited cancer syndromes, and inherited diseases of the neurological system.
With colleagues, she runs multidisciplinary clinics for patients with Huntington’s Disease, von Hippel Lindau disease, and inherited psychiatric disorders.
Research - she is the local primary investigator for a phase 2 drug trial for patients with symptomatic Huntington’s Disease (2015-2016).
Education and training
BSc (Molecular Genetics), 1994
MBBS, University of London, 1995
PhD (Thesis: the Genetics of Familial Motor Neurone Disease), 2003
Clinical Trials of new agents to treat Huntington's Disease.
Medical Research Council training fellowship.
Secretary: Sara Walker
Tel: 020 7188 1364
Area of expertise: cancer genetics and neurogenetics
- Adult onset inherited disease
- Adult onset inherited disease of the neurological system
- Inherited cancer syndromes
Last updated: November 2019