Kim has a background in Social Research and Information Management in Health Research. Starting out in the field of Human Geography, she completed a Masters in Research Methods at the University of Sheffield followed by an ESRC sponsored PhD in the field of Population Geography. Focusing on migration, her research involved the use of qualitative research methods to explore the multitude of issues associated with cross-border movements of people. She then moved to Newcastle University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate where she researched stakeholder’s understandings of the asylum system as part of an inter-disciplinary EU framework project looking at ‘systems’ more generally. Most recently she has accumulated expertise and knowledge in health research, spending a number of years as the R&D Information Manager at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust/Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre. Here she developed insight into clinical research project development and an understanding of the potential capacity, capability and ethical barriers to research success that can emerge in relation to research governance.
In her current post as a Research Adviser, she has a particular interest in public health and social care research and studies exploring the behavioural and psychological impacts of applied health interventions. Her expertise lies in qualitative methods, ethics, PPI and research governance.