Kim was originally a health care support worker in elderly care, and went on to achieve her adult nurse registration in 1996.
Kim initially supported patients and colleagues in specialist fields that included ENT; eyes, head and neck medicine and surgery; and moved her nursing career to the community in 1999. Here, Kim progressed to nursing management, teaching and advanced clinical roles including practice educator, senior sister and team lead, older persons specialist nurse, community matron, and now works full time as a senior lecturer with Solent University since 2016. Kim maintains her adult nursing registration, revalidating with the NMC in 2017.
Kim’s professional studies include the Diploma in Adult Nursing with King Alfred College, Winchester, the Care of the Critically Ill Patient diploma and the BSc (Hons) Community Specialist degree with Supplementary Prescribing both with the University of Southampton. Kim also studied degree modules in education of staff in the workplace with University of Southampton. Kim achieved master's modules in long term conditions with Sheffield Hallam University, and further master's education in the workplace studies, as well as her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education with the University of Southampton.
Kim's interests include how students learn in practice, and she is currently completing her master's in Professional Practice with Solent University, undertaking research into developing the pedagogic partnership between work-based learning mentors and the University.