Dr Kathleen Sherry grew up in Ayrshire and following higher specialist training in Palliative Medicine in the West of Scotland and for a short time in Canada, was very happy to return with her family to take up my first Consultant post  in 1998.

Kathleen took up the role as Lead Consultant at the Ayrshire Hospice in 2014 and as a member of the hospice Senior Management Team works alongside the Chief Executive and the Executive Directors contributing to Clinical Strategy and has responsibility for the professional clinical leadership of the hospice medical team. and for the strategic development and management of medical services.

Kathleen also works with the Hospital Palliative Care Team in University Hospital Ayr and has a special interest in developing streamlined care and communication across settings for people with palliative care needs. Throughout her career she has been committed to medical training and has been an Educational Supervisor and recently, Training Programme Director, for the National Training Programme in Palliative medicine. Supporting the development of doctors to become Consultants has been enormously satisfying for Kathleen, with many having gained a wealth of experience by training in Ayrshire .