Kim completed her BA (Hons.) at Monash University specialising in behavioural studies and anthropology. Kim recently completed a PhD via the Behaviour Change Graduate Research Industry Partnership (BC-GRIP) in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).
Prior to joining BehaviourWorks, Kim worked as a Research Consultant across many different topic areas, including road safety, mental health, vocational health and safety, patient satisfaction and the environment.
At the Social Research Centre Kim worked with a number of large government agencies and departments including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission. During this time, she also played an active role in designing and testing best practice methods for survey data collection, including several studies designed to improve response rates and the quality of survey data.
Kim is particularly interested in the impact of human behaviour on biodiversity and the environment and how media can influence social and individual-level change. She took these interests into her PhD research by exploring the role of information-based mass media and social media in shaping the social norms associated with avoidance of single-use plastics.
Since joining BWA, Kim has worked on a range of research projects including digital inclusion, trialling Pay-What-You-Want pricing, evaluating behaviour change media campaigns, influenza immunisation, connection to nature, and wildlife management. She has worked closely with government departments such as DHHS and DELWP, as well as non-government agencies such as Zoos Victoria, Australia Post and The Shannon Company.
In addition to her research roles, Kim is also a member of the BorrowCup Advisory Board at Monash University, Plastic Oceans Australasia’s Technical Advisory Panel and the People and Nature Alliance Community of Practice, coordinated by Remember the Wild.
In her spare time, Kim likes to write (and consume) adventure and sci-fi/fantasy fiction. Her debut novel, Edge of Extinction, was released in April 2020.