1990 - DipLib, Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology
1984 - PhD Virology, University of Aberdeen
1980 - BSc (Hons) Microbiology, University of Glasgow
原就读格拉斯哥大学微生物学，后去阿伯丁大学疱疹病毒学攻读博士学位。之尔后主攻电子显微镜，又继续了几年超声波治疗癌症的博士后研究，后来又取得信息学文凭，自1991年起从事医疗与药品信息工作。曾为EMBase和几家医药数据库担任文摘；多家期刊杂志（其中包括Lancet Infections Diseases and Lancet Oncology）新闻撰稿人；任Springer和Society for General Microbiology编辑。除编辑工作外，还帮助数家知名药业公司建立产品文献数据库。2005年加盟理文编辑，主要编辑医学和生命科学方面文章，尤其是微生物学和传染病学。是普通微生物学会会员。 Dr Kerr originally studied microbiology at Glasgow University and went on to complete a PhD on herpes viruses at Aberdeen University. He then specialized in electron microscopy and continued for a few years in post-doctoral research on ultrasound treatment of cancer. This was followed by a diploma in information studies, and he has worked in medical and drug information since 1991. Dr Kerr has worked previously as an indexer for EMBase and other pharmaceutical databases, a news writer for several journals including Lancet Infections Diseases and Lancet Oncology, and as a copyeditor for Springer and the Society for General Microbiology. In addition to editing, he works on product literature databases for a number of leading pharmaceutical companies. Dr Kerr joined the Edanz Group in 2005 and edits in the medical and life sciences, with a particular interest in microbiology and infectious diseases. He is a member of the Society for General Microbiology.