Deborah Bowman is Professor of Bioethics and Clinical Ethics at St. George's, University of London. When she is not in lecture theatres, she can be found in proper theatres all over London and beyond.
Deborah has a longstanding interest in, and passion for, the arts, particularly drama and theatre. She has drawn on that interest to develop a specialism in the medical humanities which explores the experiences of health, wellbeing, identity and illness through the lens of the arts and the humanities. Most recently, Deborah has worked with The Donmar Warehouse on its production of Nick Payne’s ‘Elegy’. Previously, she has advised on, and supported, productions at The Southwark Playhouse (TomCat), Theatre 503 (Valhalla and The State We’re In) and The Arcola Theatre (Professor Bernhardi).
Deborah is the Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ journal Medical Humanities and is a regular commentator and broadcaster, particularly for BBC Radio 4. She is a member of the Wellcome Trust Large Arts Awards Committee and a former Trustee of the London Arts in Health Forum. Deborah wears hearing aids and is committed to inclusive and imaginative theatre for all. She is delighted to be supporting Deafinitely Theatre in its work.