Gerri trained as a registered nurse in the South of England and following this she worked in acute care. Later she went on to specialise in primary care and worked as a practice nurse and nurse practitioner in North and West Yorkshire.
Gerri also worked as a development manager for Calderdale and Kirklees Health Authority with a specific remit for practice nurse development. During her time in that role she worked as a nurse advisor to the Department of Health advising on issues related to primary care. Following this Gerri moved into Higher Education and worked as a Senior Lecturer at Huddersfield University.
She joined the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York in 2003 as a lecturer in primary care nursing. Her departmental responsibilities include leadership of non-medical prescribing and the Diploma/BSc in Health and Social Care Practice. This is a part-time diploma/top-up degree for health and social care practitioners. She is also the Departmental lead for continuing professional Development (CPD).
Member of the Royal College Nursing (RCN)