Kerryn joined LSE from the International Labour Organization where she led the development of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) policy in South Africa. She has contributed to various social entrepreneurship initiatives including the SSE strategy for the African Union, two mapping studies of social entrepreneurship in South Africa, and the development of South Africa's USD70 Social Employment Fund. Kerryn led the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science from 2012 - 2017, is a former trustee for the corporate social investment board of the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, and chaired the Industrial Development Corporations advisory Social Enterprise Fund. Kerryn is an Associate Editor for Emerald Emerging Markets Case Collection and has guest edited two Special Collections on social entrepreneurship in Africa. In 2016 she co-authored the book The Disruptors, social entrepreneurs re-investing in business and society.
She has received numerous fellowships and is actively involved in the African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars (ANSES) which promotes the development of a relevant and localised teaching and research agenda in Africa for social entrepreneurship. She designed and leads the delivery of the MBA-elective in social entrepreneurship and is registered in a joint PhD in social entrepreneurship with KU Leuven and the University of Pretoria.