Gero qualified as a Social Worker in 2000. Upon qualifying as a Social Worker Gero worked within a Local Authority generic adult team. She started supervising social work students on placement when she became a Senior Practitioner in 2002.
In 2005 Gero gained employment as a Practice Educator within a Local Authority Learning and Development Service. Whilst undertaking her role as a Practice Educator Gero successfully completed the Practice Teacher Award and subsequently gained the Assessor of Practice Teacher Award. Gero’s role as Practice Educator included supporting and assessing Practice Educators completing the Enabling Others Award at the University of Birmingham.
In 2009 Gero became the Team Manager for the Post Qualifying Team within a Local Authority. This role entailed teaching and supporting qualified Social Workers undertaking post qualifying training with the University of Birmingham.
In 2010 Gero joined Birmingham City University as a Lecturer within the Skills and Simulation Department. This role included module leadership for the Social Care Assessment of Vulnerable Women Module which was a post qualifying module for Midwives and Health Visitors. Gero then transferred to the Social Work Department in August 2013 initially as module leader for the BSc (Hons) Social Work year one Skills Module. Gero is currently the module leader for the MSc and BSc First Placement modules.