Kim is a PhD student at the University of Worcester. She graduated in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manchester, before completing her MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology.
Prior to commencing her doctorate, Kim worked as a Research Assistant for the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust on a project into the experience of auditory verbal hallucinations in first episode psychosis. Her current research concerns illness and treatment perceptions in bipolar disorder.
She is conducting a mixed methods study into how individuals with bipolar disorder understand their illness and treatment experiences. Kim hopes to explore how illness perceptions shape decisions about help-seeking and treatment, including relationships with behaviours, and the role of personal control.