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MEng, Chartered UK Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney.

Deborah obtained a Masters degree in Product Design Engineering from The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art. During her studies, Deborah undertook courses in Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Advanced Material Technology, Electrical Power Engineering and Microeconomics in Consumer Products.

In her final year she worked with the governmental research body Marine Scotland Science (MSS), who act to keep marine and coastal environments clean and safe, to develop a portable sediment trap. The trap enables seasonal monitoring of naturally falling particles in small water bodies and is portable for a single user to deploy. The Scottish Government took up the idea and collaboration between MSS and Glasgow School of Art is ongoing.

Deborah joined Potter Clarkson's Design and Engineering Group in December 2011 and handles patent and design matters in a range of engineering fields from the simplest mechanical invention to the latest textile technology.