Deirdre graduated from the University of West of England in 1998 with an Honours Degree in Physiotherapy. After graduation, Deirdre initially worked in Tullamore General Hospital and then completed her Junior Rotations in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
In 2002 Deirdre completed a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from Dublin University, Trinity College. While in Trinity College, she undertook a body of research into Bone Mineral Density in female dancers in Ireland. From 2002, she has worked full-time in private practice.
In 2004, Deirdre completed a Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University in Perth, Australia . She completed her year in Australia by working in two private practices in Sydney. The first practice was dedicated to the treatment of dancers and their injuries. It also had a large fully equipped Pilates studio used in the rehabilitation of clients. It was here that Deirdre’s interest in Pilates for rehabilitation was born.
Deirdre returned to Ireland in 2005 and again worked in private practice and part-time in Clontarf Orthopedic Hospital.
In 2006 she opened Brookwood Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic.
She trained as a STOTT PILATES instructor to advanced level in mat work. In 2008, she completed the Acupuncture Foundation course with the British Acupuncture Society.
She is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy, The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and The British Medical Acupuncture Society.