Kimberley completed her BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Liverpool (2004). She obtained her PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2010, and thereafter completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry at McGill University in Canada (2011-2014). She was a lecturer in Life Sciences at Brunel University London (2014-2016) prior to joining the University of Surrey in 2016.
Her main research interest is in physical and mental wellbeing. Ongoing projects she is involved in include investigating health and loneliness in older adults, investigating the causes and consequences of multimorbidity and examining physical and mental health in adults with cerebral palsy.