Graham Kerr is Professor at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His undergraduate and masters degrees are from the University of Otago (N.Z.) and his Ph.D. from The University of Western Australia. He has held research fellowships at Oxford University (U.K.) and the R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute (U.S.A.) and visiting fellowships to Emory University (U.S.A.) and Oxford University (U.K.). Prof Kerr has extensive involvement with the Parkinson’s community and is currently President of Parkinson’s Queensland Inc.
Prof Graham Kerr founded and leads the Movement Neuroscience Research Program at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT to enable multidisciplinary clinical and research programs in ageing and neurodegenerative disease. This has included research on balance, gait and falls involving large prospective studies of several hundred people to determine contributing psychological, physiological and biomechanical factors for postural instability, gait disability and falls. Current research programs involve the use of advanced imaging and wireless monitoring technologies to understand and determine the effectiveness of exercise interventions in improving balance and gait and reducing falls in these populations. This research has been funded by international, national and state competitive research grants worth over $11,000,000.