Dr Gerry Robertson studied at Glasgow University: BSc 1967; Phd 1970; MB CHB 1975. He trained in clinical oncology at Glasgow and the Christie in Manchester finally specializing in the management of head and neck cancer and skin cancers. He was elected FRCR 1980 and FRCP (Glasgow) 1989.
Gerry was involved in developing total body Irradiation technique for those undergoing marrow transplant in the1980s. He introduced intensive modulated radiotherapy treatment for those with head and neck cancer in Glasgow in the 2000s. Gerry has an interest in the effects of combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the management of patients with head and neck cancer. He has developed extensive research into the management of head and neck tumours, highlighting the deleterious effect of gaps in radiotherapy treatment in the outcome of therapy.
Gerry has been the Chairman/Treasurer of the Beatson Oncology Centre Fund since 1984. He directed the fund to support research radiographers, research physicists, research clinical fellows, clinical nurse specialist posts, staff education, in-house research and the purchase of equipment required by the wards. He retired in 2010.