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Prof. Deborah Bowman


Deborah Bowman

Professor Deborah Bowman is Professor Emerita of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics and Medical Law at St. George's University of London where she also held the role of Deputy Principal until November 2020, with responsibility for organisational culture, public engagement, quality and partnerships and equality, diversity and inclusion. Deborah now has a portfolio career. She holds several non-executive, trustee and advisory roles, including serving on the Boards of the Human Tissue Authority, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, Princess Alice Hospice and the General Osteopathic Council. She sits as a panel chair for the United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy and chairs clinical ethics committees, both regional and national. Deborah continues to work as a consultant, psychodynamic coach, broadcaster and researcher.

Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of Interests


  • SWLSTG Mental Health NHS Trust - Non-Executive Director
  • Human Tissue Authority - Board Member
  • Independent Office for Police Conduct - Independent Director
  • General Osteopathic Council - Council Member 
  • Princess Alice Hospice - Trustee




  • Professional Standards Authority - Commissioned to lead, research and write ‘Ethics in Extraordinary Times: Practitioner Experiences during Covid-19’ (Published, June 2021)
  • NHS Resolution - Commissioned to develop its Compassionate Conversations programme (Delivered in July 2021)

Appointments to other bodies

  • United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy - Panel Chair 

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • Portfolio career as described above 

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • MA (Oxon), PhD (London)

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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