Having graduated university with a double major in Biology and Psychology, Deirdre started her career in health and wellness as one of the top personal trainers for one of the elite gyms in New York City whilst simultaneously working as a research assistant in the Department of Human Genetics at Mount Sinai Hospital. The combination of research and working 1 to 1 with people fuelled her desire to study osteopathic medicine. She moved to London and completed her osteopathic degree at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and furthered her education in the study of understanding pain neurophysiology and treating complex chronic pain syndromes in the Master’s of Pain, Science and Society at King’s College London. While completing her master’s, she embarked on the certification program through the Institute of Functional Medicine and graduated as the only osteopath in the UK who had completed it. She has a diploma in naturopathic medicine and is also skilled at medical and auricular acupuncture, specially Battlefield Acupuncture for pain.