During her time in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deb has coordinated a wide range of projects focusing on critical thinking. She has been instrumental in establishing connections and partnerships with many educational organisations, including Education Queensland, the Brisbane School of Distance Education and the Queensland Studies Authority. As part of her role, she works to link the UQCTP into relevant projects within and without the university to maximise outcomes for students in secondary and tertiary education.  Deb has established courses and programs in consultation with other schools and faculties in this capacity.