Gerard is Assistant Professor and supervisor on the Foundation, Higher Diploma and Masters level training courses in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and works in private practice as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in Dublin city centre. Gerard gained his qualifications in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy at Prof Isaac Marks’ Psychological Treatment Unit at Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals in London and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Surrey, England. Gerard has worked in clinical practice as a therapist for many years, previously on the staff of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, and St. John of God Hospital, Dublin. In addition, he contributes as a lecturer to the Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy at University College, Dublin, and has developed and taught an eating disorders training course at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland . Gerard has research publications in areas such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Eating Disorders and has been a contributor to academic textbooks in the field of Eating Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, and psychotherapy. He is on the Steering Committee of the European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED) and organises national and international conferences on eating disorders.