Kathryn Bateman graduated from Southampton University and trained in the South West region, as well as in Queensland and Sydney, Australia. Her specialist interests include pregnancy and parenthood in cystic fibrosis. She was appointed consultant physician in December 2010. She has an MSc in Clinical Leadership in Healthcare and is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. Dr Bateman was Centre Director of BACFC from 2010-2017 and is Chair of the Division of Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.