Deborah is a critical military researcher and military geographer within the School of Arts, Education, and Law, Griffith University.
Her main research interests relate to militarism within Australia. Her principal concern is how militarism is continuously reproduced through various environments and socio-spatial processes. Her research areas focus on social identities, gender, loss, disability, transitions, families and homes.
Deborah’s current doctoral research investigates the home space for families of ADF veterans.
Deborah is also a contemporary ADF veteran and uses her experience to ask questions that are often not well understood when talking about militaries.
Deborah believes that militaries are highly political and that having political discussions about militaries is base to the integrity and functioning of democratic societies. The construction of military/civil relations is a continuous, but often difficult, conversation that requires dialogue from all.