Ms Deborah Harding

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Associate Professor and Director of Workforce Development


Phone: 020 8725 0819

Location: Hunter Wing, St George's University of London


Deborah Harding is a registered speech and language therapist and has a part time role with the St George's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Consultant and Professional Lead in Speech and Language therapy. Her career in health and social care began as a clinician in adult neuro-rehabilitation, working in London and subsequently in Kent.

While working in Kent she moved into health service management and has over 10 years experience managing both inpatient and community provision. In her role as associate director with a 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 interested in the co-design and co-development of continuing professional education for health and social care professionals.

Deborah is an Associate Professor and Director of Workforce Development. She runs short courses in Quality Improvement for Allied Health Professionals; work which was awarded a Health Innovation Network Innovation Grant in 2015.

As a PhD student she is researching supervision for allied health professionals. Deborah has delivered impact evaluations commissioned from the not-for-profit sector.

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


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Book Section

Harding, Deborah (2017) Looking at research methodology through personal construct psychology lenses : reflections from a PhD student choosing grounded theory. In: Winter, David , Cummins, Peter , Proctor, Harry and Reed, Nick, (eds.) Personal construct psychology at 60. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars. pp. 32-45. ISBN 9781443882798


Harding, Deborah and Treadwell, Elizabeth (2018) Allied health professions' leadership in NHS trusts in England : understanding what exists and what matters : report to Dr Joanne Fillingham. (Project Report) NHS Improvement.

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