Deborah Gabriel is a lecturer, researcher, author, journalist and specialist in PR and strategic communication.
She has worked as a lecturer in journalism for Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Salford, where she won a PhD studentship. She is currently in the writing-up stage of her doctoral thesis on African Caribbean Bloggers in the UK.
She specialises in qualitative, critical and transformative research and in addition to her doctoral thesis, she has also worked as a freelance researcher at University of the Arts London and is Joint Director of the UK Centre for Research in Black Studies.
As a journalist her specialism is in online news media and she has been published in the Independent and Guardian Higher Education Network. She is also a specialist in social media and has developed a niche in creating online platforms built around communities of interest, including Black Bloggers UK & International Network, established in 2011.
She has worked on PR and media relations projects providing PR consultancy services to a range of corporate clients and runs her own media consultancy, People With Voices, providing training in journalism and PR and PR consultancy services.
She has a long-standing reputation for informed social commentary as a professional journalist and has contributed to contemporary debates on current affairs, social justice and race equality issues, appearing on BBC Breakfast with Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid and several BBC Radio regional stations.
Her role as Founder and Director of Black British Academics CIC, established in 2013, combines her professional skills and experience in teaching, research, academic practice, PR, strategic communication and project management with her passion and commitment to social justice and race equality.
Last updated: Sep 2013