Deborah Kirklin is a Senior Babylon GP and a Teaching Fellow at University College London. She graduated as a doctor from Oxford University in 1986 and then worked as a paediatric intern at the Massachusetts General before returning to England to complete her training in general practice. In 1998 she completed an MA in Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London, and in 2005 completed a PhD in Medical Ethics at Manchester University. From 1998 to 2006 she helped establish a programme of medical humanities at University College London, and from 2000 to 2006 was the director of the UCL Centre for Medical Humanities. From 2008 to 2013 she was Editor of the BMJ journal Medical Humanities. She lives in London with her husband Kelley, and enjoys nothing better than the time they spend with their four children, Hannah, Sophie, Josh and Charlotte, now living wonderfully independent lives across the world.