Kim has been involved in nurse education since 2002. Her areas of expertise lie in health promotion, community nursing and nurse education. She works with  pre-registration nurses but also leads on Return to Practice. She an interest in recruitment and retention and is involved with both aspects in both pre-registration nursing and return to practice. She is  active in Open Days and other recruitment events for both pre registration nursing and return to practice nursing and midwifery.  Kim's interest in recruitment lead to a year long secondment as the lead for Widening Participation linked to the National Aimhigher project. 

She is involved in various academic groups within the University. She particularly enjoys being a validation panel member. It affords her the opportunity of supporting other departments through validation combined with learning about other teaching and learning methods used within the University. She is a member of the Marketing and Recruitment group (with a focus on Return to Practice) and of the Placement Group (with a focus on Return to Practice).

Qualifications and memberships


Fellow Higher Education Academy


MA(Ed) Lancaster University

PGCE(HE) Lancaster University

BSc (Community Nursing in the Home) Glasgow Caledonian University

Specialist Practitioner including nurse prescriber

Registered Midwife Dumfries and Galloway College of Nursing and Midwifery

Registered Adult Nurse  Argyl and Clyde College of Nursing and Midwifery

Associate London College of Music (Dramatic Art) Teacher 

Academic and research interests

Research Interests

Her interest lies within the patient experience and the public image of nursing.

Person centred care

She also has an interest in diagnostic assessment particularly for those who are returning to nursing

Academic Interests

Academic skills: pre-registration and for those who have been out of education for a number of years (Return to Practice)

Health Promotion

Public health and primary care

Research skills (qualitative)

Student experience

Research supervision

Current supervisor for MSc students on health programmes

Recent external roles

National Institute for Health Research: Reviewer

NIHR Dissemination Centre College of Raters:

Non pharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: Asystematic Review for an Americal College of Physicians clinical Practice Guideline 2016

Interventions to treat mental disorders during pregnancy: A systematic review and multiple treatment meta-analysis 2017

Interventions for emergency contraception 2017