Debbie is an Emeritus Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Birmingham. She is a Guest Professor for HUST University, Wuhan, China. Her research interests include maternal health, particularly perinatal mental health and organisation development of clinical academic roles. She recently led on the transformation of perinatal mental health services within Birmingham and Solihull. Debbie has research expertise in mixed methodologies including the development and execution of randomised controlled trials and creative qualitative methods including poetic narrative story telling. She has a strong profile for the attainment of NIHR funding and a growing number of high-quality publications.