Michael Sherratt was educated at Kings School Macclesfield and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he was awarded an Open Scholarship at the end of his second year.

He was awarded the Oxford University Theodore Williams Scholarship in Anatomy and became a student under Professor GW Harris in the MRC Neuroendocrinilogy Unit.

He completed the clinical raining at Westminster Hospital Medical School, registrar general medical training at Westminster and Queen Marys Hospital Roehampton, and specialist training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery under Dr WA Cobb and RG Willison before being appointed to the Consultant Staff of Westminster Hospital. At the same time, he was awarded a Research Fellowship to work in the Sobell Department of Neurophysiolgy, Institute of Neurology under Professor TA Sears, in Professor Hugh Bostock's laboratory.

Prior to joining the staff of the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, he was workng simultaneously at Chelsea and Westminster and the Royal Free Hospitals before concentrating exclusively on the clinical service at Luton.

Dr Sherratt has headed departments at Westminster and Westminster Childrens Hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital (part of the University College Group) after the retirement of Dr BB MacGillivray. He is an Emeritus Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (part of Imperial College).

Dr Sherratt retired from the Luton & Dunstable Hospital in August 2017.