Professor Mike Kerr

Prof Mike Kerr

Professor Kerr is Clinical Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University's department of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences.

His clinical practice is in the epilepsies associated with intellectual disability and in the assessment and treatment of epilepsy and psychiatric disorder. He was closely associated with initiatives in improving the public health of people with an intellectual disability including developing the Cardiff/Welsh Health Check, which is used across England and Wales as an annual review of health by general practitioners.

Professor Kerr studied medicine in Bristol (UK), General Practice in York and Psychiatry in Cardiff.  He has published papers and books on healthcare, epilepsy and intellectual disability and held research grants from many funding bodies. 

He is vice chairperson of SUDEP ACTION and chair of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) commission on psychiatric aspects of epilepsy. He has been appointed as an Ambassador for Epilepsy by the ILAE and International Bureau for Epilepsy. He is also a recipient of the UK Chapter of the ILAE excellence in Epilepsy award 2019.

He is very committed to ensuring people with an intellectual and or epilepsy get equitable access to the highest standard of health care.