Seerp studied sociology of rural development and tropical crop science in Wageningen (1985-1991). He worked for over a year as junior researcher on interdisciplinary research collaboration and then lived in Nepal and Tibet (China) for ten years, working in rural development projects (1993-2003). He has been with WCDI for over fifteen years as senior advisor/researcher in 100+ assignments across the globe, supporting the work of (I)NGOs, government agencies, private sector, multilateral organisations, and research organisations. He finished his PhD in 2018 on the topic of "rethinking the idea and practice of scaling innovations for development and progress". His current work focus includes landscape approaches, ideas and practices in the field of scaling innovations, sustainable food systems, transitions to sustainability, and responsible innovation.