Deb has worked in the voluntary and community sector for more than 25 years. She left an early academic career track to move into programme management and spent more than a decade managing a range of community-based and national programmes, most of which focused on work to tackle health inequalities. She then decided to return to college, retraining as a social researcher and evaluator, and has spent the last 15 years developing a specialism in charity sector monitoring, evaluation and learning, working as a consultant and trainer and as an evaluation manager and commissioner. She is passionate about evaluation and how it can help charities not just measure the difference they make but make more difference. She joined the Stroke Association in 2016 to help establish their Evaluation and Impact function.