Kerry began writing and producing digital media while working in community development in Toxteth, Liverpool, in the late 1990s as part of a broader programme of inner-city regeneration.
In the mid-2000s she joined the award-winning International Centre for Digital Content at Liverpool John Moores University, teaching digital production, supporting digital business start-ups and engaging communities in pioneering digital inclusion work.
Kerry is also an experienced small business/social enterprise development adviser with a particular focus on the creative and digital industries. She has helped to secure more than £16m new funding for local organisations since 1998, and as independent grants assessor between 2003 and 2014 she assessed funding applications worth more than £8m.
A critical political economist with an interest in ethnography as a means of understanding media production cultures, Kerry's current research interests revolve around the study of media production cultures within local, community and alternative media contexts.
She is particularly interested in media representations of communities and social justice issues, and the ways in which media policy and governance frameworks influence professional practice and shape the nature of journalism and other media content.
Kerry completed her doctoral thesis on the impacts of commercialisation on local public service broadcast journalism in 2017, following a first degree in Creative Writing and Literature in 1998 and a master’s degree in Corporate Governance from the European Centre for Corporate Governance in 2010.