Dr John Kerr

Psychologist at Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication


Psychologist, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, University of Cambridge

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.