Deirdre graduated from the University of Southampton in 2008 with a Msc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She specialises in Respiratory Physiotherapy but has experience in all core areas of physiotherapy i.e. orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory, elderly care and musculoskeletal outpatients. She worked in the Western Sussex NHS Trust for almost four years where she progressed from junior to senior physiotherapist whilst working with patients in each of these areas. Following this she moved to a long term care facility in Abu Dhabi where she worked for over three years. She spent this time caring for both adults and children with serious long term conditions, many of whom required ventilation. She is now a member of the Mediclinic City Hospital adult inpatient team and works mainly with respiratory and post-surgical patients.