Ms Deborah Harding

Ms Deborah Harding

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 020 8725 0973

Location: Room 80, Grosvenor Wing, St George's University of London


Deborah is a registered speech and language therapist. She began her career as a clinician in adult neurorehabilitation, working in first London and then Kent, where she subsequently moved into health service management and gained over ten years' experience managing both inpatient and community provision. In her role as associate director with an NHS health and social care trust, her portfolio included service development and change management projects.

Deborah has been working in higher education since 2008 contributing largely to MSc programmes. She is currently leads the module Policy and Practice within the MSc Rehabilitation. Her teaching interests include translating policy into practice, action learning in education and leadership contexts, and supervision in the health and social care professions.

Deborah is also a trustee for the brain injury association Headway in West Kent.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PgCert, Teaching and Learning Higher Education
  • MSc, Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • BMedSci, (Speech)

Professional experience

  • 2017 - present
    Consultant and Professional Lead Speech and Language Therapy, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2016 - present
    Director of Workforce Development, School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St. George's University of London
  • 2008 - present
    Senior Lecturer,, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St. George's, University of London

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Member, Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered Member, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Professional supervision in health and social care. Quality Improvement in the allied health professions

Grants and funding

  • 2015 - 2016
    Health Education and Health Innovation Grant: Developing Service Improvement Skills for Allied Health Professionals


Mentoring, Supervision, Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care, Action Learning, Impact Evaluation