Service Improvement Specialist, Dartington Service Design Lab
Deon works at the Dartington Service Design Lab as a Service Improvement Specialist. She has a strong background in programme development, monitoring and evaluation, with several years of experience supporting a range of individually-targeted and population-based initiatives. She leads several projects focused on using rapid cyclic design and testing to generate learning for improvement, including the evaluation a mentoring programme for 5-11-year olds with early emotional and behavioural difficulties, and a group-based early intervention to reduce the risk of anti-social and aggressive behaviours in 10 to 14-year olds. Deon is also experienced in facilitating the development and use of theories in evaluation. She has a PhD in Population Health from the University of Oxford.