Dr Sheri Gerson

  • Research Associate (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)


Dr Sheri Mila Gerson joined the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group in 2018 as a research associate to work on the Wellcome Trust Global Interventions at End of Life project. She has over 30 years of experience working as a clinical social worker in the United States primarily focused on end of life care.  She received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago in 1987 and has worked with people facing homelessness, as a child and family therapist, and for nearly 20 years has worked as a hospice social worker. She has also provided supervision for social workers and has lectured in social work and nursing courses. In 2018 she was awarded a PhD from Lancaster University with a thesis focused on professionals’ experiences with patients’ who died by suicide in Washington State. 

Research interests

  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Assisted dying
  • Ethics in palliative and end of life care
  • Public health/health care policy
  • Qualitative methodologies