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Deborah Gibson-Smith
Research Fellow



Deborah Gibson-Smith joined the Martin House Research Centre as a research fellow in January 2019. She originally trained as a dietitian but decided to follow a career in research by continuing her studies and obtaining an MSc in Epidemiology. Deborah then went on to do a PhD as part of the MoodFOOD (Multicountry collaborative project on the role of Diet, Food-related behaviour, and obesity in the prevention of Depression) project based at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam. Deborah is registered as an Epidemiologist with the Dutch Epidemiological Society (VVE). 


  • BSc (Hons) Applied and Human Biology (1981) Aston University, Birmingham
  • BSc Voeding en Dietetiek (2011) Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • MSc Lifestyle and chronic disorders (2014) Vrij Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • PhD The weight of depression: epidemiological studies into obesity, Amsterdam



  • Make every child count (Polypharmacy in children with life-limiting conditions: understanding the problem and identifying the research priorities)

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Dutch Epidemiological Society (VVE).

Deborah Gibson-Smith

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Deborah Gibson-Smith
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(8084)