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Philip has extensive qualifications in science - BSc Hons (W.Aust), MSc (W.Aust), PhD (Curtin) and education - DipEd (Murd.) and GDipAppSc (W.Aust.C.A.E.).

Most of his studies have involved chemistry of one sort of another. His BSc Hons degree involved organic chemistry of natural products (Towards the total synthesis of ß-vetivone: a bicyclic spiro-sesquiterpenoid). His MSc was in organometallic chemistry (metal-ion template synthesis of macrocyclic ligands with As and S donor atoms) and his PhD was an advanced study in natural product chemistry and biological activity of plant secondary metabolites (Scaevola spinescens - an Aboriginal medicinal plant).

Dr Kerr has over 70 publications in peer reviewed and professional journals, and is a member of numerous professional societies and is on editorial boards and review panels of several journals. He is the Australasian representative of the International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

His research interests lie in the field of biologically active natural products and include

  • Functional food chemistry and nutriceutical activity of grains and pulses.
  • The phytochemistry of Australian native plants (especially Goodeniaceae)
  • Traditional Australian Aboriginal Medicines
  • Ethnopharmacology and ethnoveterinary medicine
  • The role of periphyton in environmental bioremediation
  • Allelopathy and chemical ecology
  • Plant products as potential agents for the treatment of cancer, diabetes and serotonin-related disorders.

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Research Output

Dual benefits of long-term ecological agricultural engineering: Mitigation of nutrient losses and improvement of soil quality

Li, H., Zhu, N., Wang, S., Gao, M., Xia, L., Kerr, P. G. & Wu, Y., 15 Jun 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 721, 137848.

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  • Enhanced adsorptive bioremediation of heavy metals (Cd2+, cr6+, pb2+) by methane-oxidizing epipelon

    Faheem, M., Shabbir, S., Zhao, J., Kerr, P. G., Sultana, N. & Jia, Z., Apr 2020, In : Microorganisms. 8, 4, 505.

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  • Periphytic biofilm: An innovative approach for biodegradation of microplastics

    Shabbir, S., Faheem, M., Ali, N., Kerr, P. G., Wang, L. F., Kuppusamy, S. & Li, Y., 15 May 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 717, 137064.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The unexpected concentration-dependent response of periphytic biofilm during indole acetic acid removal

    Wang, S., Ma, L., Xu, Y., Wang, Y., Zhu, N., Liu, J., Dolfing, J., Kerr, P. & Wu, Y., May 2020, In : Bioresource Technology. 303, 122922.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Functional sustainability of nutrient accumulation by periphytic biofilm under temperature fluctuations

    Sun, R., Xu, Y., Wu, Y., Tang, J., Esquivel-Elizondo, S., Kerr, P. G., Staddon, P. L. & Liu, J., 27 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Technology (United Kingdom). p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    Science (Organisational unit)

    Philip Kerr (Member)

    20182020

    Activity: Membership Advisory panel/policy group/boardAcademic

    V World Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

    Philip Kerr (Organiser)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry

    Senior Research and Academic Advisor

    Philip Kerr (Participant)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

    Professor at Institute of Soil Science

    Philip Kerr (Participant)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

    International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE) (External organisation)

    Philip Kerr (Member)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Membership Membership of networks of excellenceIndustry