Research Profile

Dr Kimberley
Hill

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

  • Dr Kimberley Hill is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Kimberley first completed a BSc Degree in Psychology with First Class Honours after being awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship by Oxford Brookes University. Kimberley was later awarded the Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research Prize for her MRes degree in Psychological Research which was jointly taught by Oxford Brookes and The University of Oxford. Following this, she read for a PhD in Psychology and Health after being recommended to receive a DTP Studentship to support her doctoral studies. Kimberley has also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and in Research Degree Supervision.

    Following her role as a Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, Kimberley joined the Psychology Division at the University of Northampton in 2014. As a Programme Leader, Kimberley provides module leadership and teaches across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She also supervises undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral student projects. Kimberley is also adept in developing and coordinating courses for an international market. She has validated and led a number of successful Psychology programmes between the University of Northampton and global academic partners, while developing methods and procedures for Education With Others (EWO).

    As a National STEM Ambassador and Psychology STEM lead, Kimberley has spearheaded Psychology’s inclusion in the University STEM agenda. Kimberley is Deputy Chair of the University STEM Steering Group and runs a number of inreach and outreach events involving local schools, FE and HE institutions to widen participation in STEM subjects. Kimberley is also an active member of the Northampton and District A-Level Psychology (NAP) Teacher’s Group and organises Practical Experience of Research Days and Research Conferences for local community groups. As a member of WISE, Kimberley is dedicated to enhancing access to science for all.

    Professional Roles

    • National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ambassador (STEM)
    • Committee Member, Social Psychology Section (SPS) of the British Psychology Society (BPS)
    • Award Lead, The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)
    • The BPS Psychologist and Research Digest Editorial Advisory Committee
    • Kimberley is also a reviewer for a number of journals in the area of Social, Cognitive and Health Psychology, Education and Prevention Science
    • Founder and Early Careers Forum Co-Lead, European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) (previous)
    • Lead Editor, EUSPR Prevention Blog (previous)
    • Committee Member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology (previous)
    • Science for Prevention Academic Network (SPAN) Coordinator (previous)
    • PsyPAG Division of Health Psychology Representative (previous)
    • PsyPAG Social Media Committee (previous)

    Professional Accreditation

    • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
    • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
    • Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P)
    • Division of Health Psychology (DHP)
    • Social Psychology Section Member (SPS)
    • European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)
    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

    Current Associations and Research Groups:

    • Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences
    • Oxford Brookes Prevention Group
    • Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice
    • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University
    • Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    • Programme Leader – BSc Psychology (Single Honours)
    • Previous Programme Leader roles: BSc Psychology (Joint Honours), Bsc Psychology and BSc Psychology & Counselling, TMC Academy Singapore; BSc Psychology, DEI Greece.

    Undergraduate Teaching

    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Conceptual and Historical Methods in Psychology
    • Social Psychology (Module Leader: 250 students)
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Previous: Psychology in Practice, Independent Practical Work, Research Methods and Data Analysis, Personality Psychology, Understanding the Social World

    Postgraduate Teaching

    • Applied and Critical Social Psychology
    • Advanced Developmental Psychology
    • Working With Schools and Communities: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    • Previous: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods

    Current PhD students

    • Zak Baldwin – action video-game training upon cognitive function in the elderly
    • Honest Lugube – ethnicity and inequality in foster care
    • David Hill – complex leadership systems in policing

    Other Responsibilities

    • Psychology Research Ethics Committee
    • Faculty of Health and Society Research Ethics Committee
    • Psychology STEM Lead, Deputy Chair of STEM Steering Group
    • Assessment and Feedback Working Group
    • Employability Working Group
    • The Northampton and District A-level Psychology (NAP) Teachers’ Group
    • Psychology Alumni Careers Panel Event
    • I Heart Consent Week
    • International Partnership Lead (previous)
    • Faculty Research Steering Group (previous)
    • Risk Assessment and Approval Panel Member (previous)

    Teaching Awards

    • Faculty Lecturer of the Year (nominated – 2018)
    • Outstanding Lecturer of the Year (nominated – 2017)
    • Most Innovative Teaching (nominated – 2017)
    • Contribution to Outstanding Support (nominated – 2017)
    • Best NILE Site (nominated – 2017)
    • Promoting health and preventing health risk behaviours, namely substance misuse
    • The perceptual control of social action, cognition and development in context
    • Expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research

    Kimberley is involved in funded research projects and consultancy work with colleagues both within and beyond the UK as well as local organisations and community groups. Kimberley’s most recent projects have focused on improving the health of those within the nightlife economy, creating substance free spaces across Europe, understanding decision making processes behind Brexit and social factors related to pro-environmental behaviours. Kimberley has also recently worked on a HEFCE-funded project which focused on creating new spaces within Higher Education to safeguard students from violence and hate. She has published in the fields of prevention science, health, social and cognitive psychology.

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    • Hill, K. M. Understanding Drinking Behaviours: Affordances and an Ecological Approach to Cognition. QPERG Meeting, The University of Northampton, October 2014.
    • Hill, K. M. Creating Effective Posters. Poster Workshop at Canterbury Christchurch University, Canterbury, September 2014. [Invited Speaker, Workshop sponsored by PsyPAG]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R.  Perceiving Drinking Environments and Acting within Them: Group Viewpoints From a Q-Methodology Study. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, July 2014. [Poster presentation, Awarded a PsyPAG Bursary to attend and present]
    • Hill, K.M. Showcasing Health Psychology Research: Contemporary Methods and Theory. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, July 2014. [Symposia sponsored by the Division of Health Psychology]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Subjectivity as a Tool for Behaviour Prevention: Studies on Alcohol Misuse and Subjectivity.  PsyPAG Annual Conference, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, July 2014. [Awarded a PsyPAG Bursary to attend and present]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Behaviour Before Brain? Understanding and Preventing Alcohol Misuse in Young Adults. Graduate College Online Conference, Oxford, May 2014. [Poster Presentation, Winner of The Annual Graduate College On-Line Conference Poster Competition]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. A Q-Methodology Approach to Understanding Group Perceptions of Drinking Environments and Drinking Behaviour. Research Student Symposium, Oxford Brookes University, January 2014. [Poster Presentation]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Understanding Alcohol Subjectivities: A Q-Methodology Approach. European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Annual International Conference and Members Meeting, Paris, France, November 2013. [Awarded a SPAN Bursary to attend and present]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Affordances for Drinking Behaviour within Licensed Premises from a Drinker’s Perspective: Challenges and Theory. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, July 2013.
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Affordances for Action within Licensed Premises from a Drinker’s Perspective: A Photo-Elicitation Interview Approach. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, July 2013. [Poster Presentation]
    • Hill, K.M., Affordances for Action: A Functional Taxonomy of Licensed Premises. Psychology Sixth Form Conference, Oxford Brookes University, June 2013.
    • Hill, K.M., Subjectivity and Drinking Environments: A Q-Methodology Approach. Annual Q-Methodology Meeting, University of East London, May 2013.
    • Hill, K.M., Understanding Alcohol Misuse in Young Adults: Embodied Cognitive Science and Affordances. Developmental Seminar Series, Oxford Brookes University, March 2014.
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Environmental and Contextual Features that are Relevant to Adult Drinking Behaviour: A Non-Participant Observational Study in Licensed Premises. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Harrogate, April 2013. [Poster Presentation]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Environmental and Contextual Features that are Relevant to Adult Drinking Behaviour: A Non-Participant Observational Study in Licensed Premises. Research Student Symposium, Oxford Brookes University, January 2013. [Awarded the Professor Nigel Groome / Dr Ahmed Al-Qhtani Prize for Best Oral Presentation]
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Environmental and Contextual Features that are Relevant to Adult Drinking Behaviour: Findings and Implications of a Non-Participant Observational Study in UK Licensed Premises. European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) International Annual Conference and Annual Meeting, Krakow, Poland, December 2012. [Poster Presentation]
    • Hill, K.M., Applying Affordances to the Social Domain: Alternative Approaches for Preventing Alcohol Misuse. Developmental Seminar Series, Oxford Brookes University, November 2012.
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Embodied and Embedded Approaches for Preventing Alcohol Misuse. Building Networks in Addiction Studies (BNAS) e-Conference, Society for the Study of Addiction, July 2012.
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Affordances: A Useful Construct to Investigate Adult Drinking Behaviour? Preliminary Findings and Challenges of an Alternative Prevention Approach. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, July 2012.
    • Hill, K.M., Pilling, M., & Foxcroft, D.R. Observing Affordances Relevant to Alcohol Consumption: Challenges and Preliminary Findings. PsyPAG Annual Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, July 2012. [Poster Presentation]
    • Hill, K.M., Affordances: A Review. Brookes Drug and Alcohol Research Group, Oxford Brookes University, April 2012.