Kim is a social scientist with a public health background of management, qualitative research and capacity building in a variety of contexts including the UK, Africa and Asia.
Kim has a PhD in international public health, applying a health systems approach to investigate what is required to build public health capacity at the primary health care level to promote universal health coverage. She has a critical understanding of the impact of cultural, social, political and historical factors on capacity development, community participation and the development of health systems. Kim is a keen advocate of using participatory action research as a means of optimising opportunities to learn from each other with the aim of sustainable development for all.
Kim is a lecturer for participatory and qualitative research methods, primary health care, community participation and gender.
Kim has previously spent a year working in South Sudan alongside a district level health team to share knowledge and build capacity at the primary health care level. This provided an understanding of what it takes to deliver public health in post-conflict environments within challenging conditions. In the UK, she has worked within the National Health Service as a Public Health Commissioner developing, implementing, managing and monitoring a range of public and private health providers with the strategic aim of reducing the health inequality gap.
Kim is a member of the UK Network for Participatory Researchers