Debora Miranda MA

Technical Communications Officer

About Debora Miranda

Technical Communications Officer, ACT Consortium


I joined the ACT Consortium in June 2013 as Technical Communications Officer. My role is to manage the internal and external communications activities of this international research collaboration funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This involves engaging with key stakeholders in the malaria community by sharing our research evidence on the Consortium’s website and through print and multimedia materials, as well as ensuring that our researchers disseminate their findings effectively.

I worked as a journalist for several years, mainly for Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and its Portuguese speaking audiences in Africa. I also coordinated a communications project for the European Commission in Brussels and wrote for the Bulletin of the WHO in Geneva.

I have a Science Journalism MA from City University London where I specialised in health reporting and online media. For my final project I investigated a number of cervical cancer prevention questions using online journalism tools, published on The Guardian website.

Before joining LSHTM I worked for Alzheimer’s Society, a large UK charity that supports people affected by dementia. My role was to explore the potential of the internet and digital tools in improving dementia research.



Research areas

  • Global Health
  • Health policy

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Malaria
  • Mental health
  • Non-communicable diseases


  • European Union
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Other interests

  • ACT
  • Communications
  • Ebola
  • Health communications
  • International Affairs
  • Project Management
  • media relations
  • public engagement in science
  • social media
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