Baroness Deech was a tutor in law at Oxford University, elected Principal of St Anne’s College, and a pro Vice-Chancellor. She was also Chair of the UK Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, was one of the last Governors of the BBC and a Rhodes Scholarships Trustee. She was the first Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education for England and Wales and 2008 was appointed Gresham Professor of Law, London, and lectures on family law. She also Chairs the Bar Standards Board and has completed a report for the Department of Health on Women Doctors – Making a Difference. She was created a life peer in 2005 and sits in the House of Lords as a cross-bench Peer. She is a member of the Select Committee on Communications, which looks at issues concerning the press, broadcasting and the internet.