Kerry qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1992 from Lancashire College of Nursing and Health, Preston. Prior to joining the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) she has worked in long term conditions, post-operative recovery care and anaesthetics and more recently as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse with acute and community experience. She was a DESMOND educator and worked in promoting the Safer Ramadan project for the people of Preston and Chorley with diabetes. Kerry is also a registered Non-Medical Prescriber and Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.