Having previously worked in the visual merchandising and retail design industry for nearly 25 years, Kerry lectures on both the Bachelor of Art in Visual Merchandising and Display and Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Interior Design and Furniture. In her industry role her clients have included Switzers, Brown Thomas, Ryder Cup Hospitality, HMV, Habitat UK and Ireland.
Kerry has also acted as a consultant to government bodies such as Skillnet, County Council Enterprise Boards and FAS. Kerry has a Master of Arts in Higher Education; the research for her dissertation has led to an interest in the nurturing and developing of creative thinking in her students. Recent presentations at academic conferences have included
Are We Delivering the Best Practice Curriculum for a Degree in Visual Merchandising? (LTTC, 2010) http://arrow.dit.ie/aaschadpoth/2/,
The Benefit of Work Placement for Tertiary Design Students (INTED, 2011) , http://arrow.dit.ie/ltccon/5/
Can we Nurture and Develop Creativity in First Year Design Students (ELIA, 2012) http://arrow.dit.ie/ltcdis/18/ and jointly with her colleague Neville Knott, A Digital Learning Experience in Tertiary Design Education (ELIA, 2013) http://arrow.dit.ie/aaschadpcon/8/.