Kim joined PERU in September 2017 as a Research Associate. Kim is currently working on evaluating the Junior University project, which aims to engage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, raise their aspirations, and widen participation in terms of applying for higher education. In addition to this, Kim is also working a number of projects focused on offending behaviour and offender rehabilitation.
Prior to joining PERU, Kim worked as a Lecturer in Abuse Studies and Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire Campus. During this time, she set up the Student Academic Innovations Journal in order to evaluate community cohesion on academic outcomes.
Kim is in the final year of her PhD which is focusing on the use of online support for people with mental ill health, and due to her involvement with this, has become involved with the Manchester Mental Health Choir #BeeVocal, and the charity Forever Angels (http://www.foreverangels.org/) in Tanzania.