Deirdre is the Founding Director of the Liver Unit, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Professor of Paediatric Hepatology at University of Birmingham.

Deirdre has extensive Board and Charity Trustee experience as an executive and a non-executive in healthcare, professional, voluntary and civic settings. 

Deirdre continues to work as a paediatrician and is on the Council of the General Medical Council and a Trustee of Breast Cancer UK.

She is married to Sir Ian Byatt and has two sons and three grandchildren.