University of St Andrews
 

 

Biography

Kim is Director of the Centre for Housing Research, Managing Editor, journal of Housing Studies, member of the ESRC Peer Review College, editorial board member for Housing Theory & Society, and past Chair and Executive Committee member (2008-15) of the Housing Studies Association.  She joined the university in 2010, having previously held a prestigious Urban Studies fellowship at the University of Glasgow (2007-10) exploring political geographies of the city. 

Responsibilities

 

 

Research Interests

My inter-disciplinary qualitative research interests cross-cut Urban Geography, Sociology and Social Policy.  Expertise includes:

  • Housing and Urban Governance
  • Housing inequalities (social, spatial & generational)
  • Community asset ownership (especially housing/regeneration context)
  • Social Welfare Policy in Scotland

My work combines an interest in social theory with processes of policy and governance, engaging with international debates on Foucauldian governmentality theory and urban inequalities.  I have published over 30 peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles, and my research has been supported by a range of academic, public and voluntary sector funders.

Recent projects include:

 

Teaching Interests

  • SS5103 Qualitative Methods in Social Research (module co-ordinator, cross-School module)
  • GG3232 Housing, Community & Social-Spatial Justice (module co-ordinator) 
  • SG3201 Method, Field, Data: unit 2 Qualitative Methods for Social Scientists (unit co-ordinator)
  • SG4222 Advanced Qualitative Analysis (module co-cordinator, bi-annually)
  • GG2012 Cultural Geography
  • Supervise dissertation and review essays in field of urban social geography and/or qualitative methods.

Postgraduate Students