Dr Stephanie Bourke graduated from Trinity College in 1995. Following a period of working in Australia, she returned to Dublin and completed her basic training working largely in the areas of Community Psychiatry and General Hospital Psychiatry. She worked with an Addiction Service for a year before moving to the UK to complete her higher specialist training. In Hampshire she continued to train in the area of community psychiatry and also trained in perinatal psychiatry, a specialised area of psychiatry for mothers with mental health difficulties. She has worked as a consultant in General Adult Psychiatry since her retrurn to Ireland in 2007.