Dr Kearney qualified as a medical doctor from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. During her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Ireland she became avidly interested in the field of Urogynaecology.
She completed a research fellowship in the Department of Pelvic Floor Surgery at the University of Michigan, USA with Professor John DeLancey. Dr Kearney's research and medical doctorate was in pelvic floor imaging and the pathogenesis of childbirth related pelvic floor injury. She completed her subspecialty training in urogynaecology at University College Hospital, London with a strong focus on laparoscopic urogynaecology. Following this she was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
After eight years as a Consultant in Cambridge she relocated to Manchester as a Consultant Urogynaecologist at St Mary’s Hospital in 2014.