After graduating from Sussex University in Psychology and Linacre College, Oxford she joined the BBC as a documentary maker and has received numerous international awards, including an Emmy, for her work on the BBC's Horizon strand.
Her film Assault On The Male launched a worldwide scientific research campaign into the hormone-mimicking chemicals that are harming human health.
Her 2000 book The Dinosaur Hunters that examined the bitter rivalry between the early fossil hunters who pieced together the evidence of a prehistoric world was turned into a TV film by Granada Productions
In 2005 she produced "Space Race" an award winning Drama, the first BBC co-production between Russia and America.
- Horizon: Dawn of the Clone Age (1997), writer & producer
- Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003), series producer
- End Day (2005), executive producer
- Space Race (2005), series producer
- Nuclear Secrets (2007), executive producer
- In Search of Medieval Britain (2008), executive producer
- Inside the Medieval Mind (2008), executive producer
- Altering Eden: The Feminisation of Nature, 1999, St Martins Press, ISBN 0-312-24396-0
- The Estrogen Effect: How Chemical Pollution Is Threatening Our Survival, 2000, St. Martin's Griffin, ISBN 978-0-312-26707-0
- The Dinosaur Hunters: : A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World, 2001, HarperCollins,
- The Lost King of France: Revolution, revenge and the search for Louis XVII, St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (October 23, 2003),
- Cadbury, Deborah (August 26, 2003). Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. Fourth Estate (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-00-716304-5.
- Cadbury, Deborah (September 5, 2005). Space Race. Fourth Estate (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-00-720995-8.
- Chocolate Wars: The 150-Year Rivalry Between the World's Greatest Chocolate Makers, 2010, PublicAffairs ISBN 978-1-58648-820-8 (USA); Douglas & McIntyre ISBN 978-1-55365-574-9 (Canada) Radio interview w/Deborah on topic
- Deborah Cadbury page at the publisher HarperCollins. Accessed March 2007
- Deborah Cadbury page at IMDB. Accessed March 2007
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