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Published on Jul 6, 2015
Dr Fiona Kerr, Systems and Neural Complexity Specialist, University of Adelaide speaks about The Neuroscience of True Engagement
Why does good design matter? What does it look like? How do you do it? What can we learn from previous experiences? These are a few of the topics that were discussed at the Better Together Showcase: Designing Deliberation on Friday 26 June 2015.
Dr Fiona Kerr Systems and Neural Complexity Specialist, University of Adelaide
Dr Fiona Kerr is the organisational and neural complexity specialist in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre of the University of Adelaide. She combines this with a business background spanning 27 years of experience in the areas of complex organisational strategy, review and transformation across the public, private and tertiary sectors including power generation, automotive manufacture, defence, pharmaceuticals, universities and state government. Fiona has run a successful consulting business for many years, and now combines this half time with her role in the university.
Dr Kerr is an advisor to governments in Asia, Europe and Australia on fostering creativity and innovation, neuroleadership and futurising, and is currently writing a book on the social neuroscience of managing. She is currently working with the SA state government in the areas of creative bureaucracy and value chain analysis, and with the NFP sectors of Ageing and Multiculturalism in shaping strategy to deal with complex social issues. She is a pracademic who combines her years of practical industry experience with multi-disciplinary academic research, allowing her to incorporate both practitioner and academic perspectives into comprehensible concepts which are effective in practice.