Dr John Kerr

Psychologist at Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication


John received his PhD in psychology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2020 and holds a BSc(Hons) in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication, both from the University of Otago. His research interests include beliefs about debated scientific issues, political attitudes, and the communication of scientific information to non-experts. Outside of research, he has also worked in publishing and communications roles in the UK and New Zealand, most recently as a Senior Media Advisor at the Science Media Centre of New Zealand.

His work at the Winton Centre focuses on the communication of evidence in a policy context, and he contributes to a number of ongoing projects examining COVID-19-related risk perception, attitudes and behaviour.