Before coming to the University of Glasgow in 2009, Kerr worked at Northampton, Reading, and Aberystwyth Universities. Kerr has held strategic responsibility for physical and virtual teaching spaces, IT Services, media production, and web development, and works to ensure that focus is on the pedagogical benefits rather than just the technology.
Kerr is active in a number of sector organisations including the Higher Education Academy, SCHOMS (Standing Conference for the Heads of Media Services), ALT (Association for Learning Technology), and HeLF (Heads of e-Learning) and has participated in a number of national projects including the HEA e-Learning Benchmarking Project and the HEFCW Gwella project.
At Glasgow, Kerr runs the Learning Technology and Media Production Units, whose services include the VLE. Kerr sits on the Learning & Teaching Committee, providing strategic guidance on learning technology. Through this, Kerr has introduced a number of initiatives including the development of new structures to support the use and uptake of learning technologies. Currently Kerr leads a number of University activities including the online course development project (BOLD), MOOCs, e-Learning Strategy implementation, and also represents the University for the QAA Enhancement Themes and the Opening Educational Resources project.