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Tractor at Work

How we work

How we work

The Colebrooke Centre is an independent non-profit company with a social purpose. It is funded by means of grants and contracts. The Centre is built around partnership and collaborations nationally and internationally with other centres of expertise.


Our project teams are formed to provide match of skills and expertise to the requirements of the work. We are active participants in capacity-building initiatives for the wider professional implementation community including the UK Implementation Society

Deborah Ghate, D.Phil

Founding Director, Chief Executive.

Deborah has worked in social policy and intervention science for 30 years. Between 1998 and 2007 she was the director of the independent Policy Research Bureau in London. She has pursued a strong interest in ‘what works’ for children and families throughout her career and is the author of many publications that explore this question from different perspectives. She set up the Colebrooke Centre to continue work that she began at the Centre for Effective Services in Ireland and Northern Ireland, where she was the founding Chief Executive between 2008 and 2011.

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