With over three decades of experience in the field of education and training in Europe, in teaching, management and governance roles, Deborah obtained an international PhD from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in 2022 and was awarded the UOC special prize for the Education and ICT doctoral programme. Her research focuses on Digital Education Leadership in Higher Education.
Deborah is currently Public Sector Solutions Project Leader at NTT DATA, leading a contract for the European Commission (EACEA). She was national and international projects coordinator at AUNEGe, the French digital university for economics and management (2018- 2023), digital strategy advisor and head of the audiovisual production, learning technology and distance education unit (2012-2018) at Université de Bourgogne, and e-learning project manager at Université Nancy 2 (2000-2011).
A former Vice-President of EDEN, Deborah is an EDEN Senior Fellow and currently serves as Chair on the EDEN Fellows Council Board. She is a member of the Editorial Board of IJELT, the International Journal of Educational and Life Transitions and was Secretary of the Board of the Media and Learning Association from 2021 to 2023. She has published and presented widely on both the European projects in which she has been involved and on her research.