Gerard Kelly trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London and carried out a fellowship year in neuro-otology under Professor R T Ramsden in Manchester.
His MD thesis was in research on the facial nerve. He has researched the training of junior ENT surgeons and has a Masters of Education degree. He has a sub-specialist interest in otology and neuro-otology and runs the ENT UK balance course.
He was the otology section editor of the ENT UK e-learning project and past editor of the ENT UK newsletter, and his interests now include totally endoscopic middle ear and mastoid surgery.