Before joining the University of Malta’s Dept. of Nursing, Dr Scerri worked for 13 years as a staff nurse and eventually a charge nurse at Zammit Clapp Hospital and at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital following the integration of these two entities. He worked both as a staff nurse and as a nursing officer, overseeing the care of older persons within his ward.
In the meantime, he obtained a post-graduate Diploma and eventually a Master in Geriatrics and Gerontology from the European Centre of Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Malta. His Master dissertation focused on urinary continence promotion in a geriatric rehabilitation hospital.
He also read for a Master Degree in Health Services Management with a dissertation that focused on the organisation of care in the acute hospital.
Dr Scerri completed a Doctorate Degree in Gerontology in 2017 after successfully defending his thesis related to person-centred dementia care in hospital settings.