Deborah Karim

Committee Member



Deborah Karim BSc Hons, PGCE, PGDip, MSc, FIBMS - Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

BSMT member since 2022

After teaching Science for several years, Deborah joined the Public Health Laboratory Service at Luton in 2000. After becoming HCPC registered in 2002, Deborah completed her Masters in Medical Microbiology looking at the role of C. perfringens enterotoxin and C. difficile toxins in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. In 2018 Deborah became the IT Lead for Microbiology and the subsequent merger with Bedford Hospitals. The Microbiology service moved from the old PHLS building at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, to Bedford and Deborah is currently the lab manager at the service, specialising in Molecular Diagnostics and Serology/Virology.