Fiona Kerr

Dr Fiona Kerr

Dr. Fiona Kerr is Industry Professor of Neural and Systems Complexity for the University of Adelaide. She combines a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and systems engineering with early qualifications in Anthropology and Psychology to examine human connectivity, and the amazing impact of human interaction on such things as neural synchronization, empathy, complex problem solving, positive contagion and even neurogenesis (building new brain) – partly impacted by what we eat (our gut is our second brain) and the dynamics around meals.

Fiona has recently completed a two year study on the neurophysiological impact of touch and eye gaze on such things as healing and trust. She is an international speaker on questions around how we shape each other, and how this changes with growing technologization of our interaction and our world.