Deirdre is Professor of Paediatric Hepatology at the University of Birmingham, Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist and Founding Director of the Liver Unit for Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Professor Kelly set up the Paediatric Liver Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 1989 which provides a national and international service for children with liver failure and undergoing liver transplantation, transforming survival and outcome for these children. She runs an active research programme focusing on viral hepatitis in children, molecular genetics of inherited liver disease, quality and outcome of life following liver and/or intestinal transplantation. Professor Kelly is a current member of the General Medical Council and is the author of several textbooks about paediatric liver disease and has published many original articles and chapters on liver disease, liver transplantation and viral hepatitis.
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