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Dr. Kimberley Hill

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Department: Psychology

General information

Dr Kimberley Hill is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society and a 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.

Following her role as lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, Kimberley joined the Psychology Division at the University of Northampton in 2014. As Programme Leader for JH Psychology, 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 an expert 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 certain groups.

Professional Roles Currently Held:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ambassador (STEM)
  • Committee Member, Press Officer, Events and Media sub-committee, Social Psychology Section (SPS) of the British Psychology Society (BPS)
  • Founder and Early Careers Forum Co-Lead, European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)
  • Lead Editor, EUSPR Prevention Blog 
  • Reviewer: Social Psychology Review, Pearson Education, Journal of Gender Studies, Qualitative Health Research and Health Education

Previous Roles:

  • Postgraduate Sub-Committee of the Division of Health Psychology
  • PsyPAG Division of Health Psychology Representative
  • PsyPAG Social Media Committee
  • Science for Prevention Academic Network Coordinator
  • Research Assistant - AUDIT Comparison
  • Consultancy - GL Assessment and Education and First for Wellbeing,

Professional Bodies and Accreditation

  • 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)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Associations and Research Groups:

  • Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice
  • The Institute of Health and Wellbeing
  • Institute for Social innovation and Impact
  • Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Social and Cultural Research in Psychology Group (SCRIP)
  • Quantitative Psychology and Experimental Research Group (QPERG)
  • West Midlands Branch of the British Psychological Society
  • Health Psychology Interest Group (previous)
  • Oxford Brookes University Drug and Alcohol Research Group (BDARG) (previous)
  • Developmental Psychology Research Group (previous)
  • Midlands Health Psychology Network (previous)
  • Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) (previous)

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Programme Leader - BSc Psychology (Joint Honours)
Previous International Programme Leader roles: Bsc Psychology and BSc Psychology & Counselling, TMC Academy Singapore; BSc Psychology, DEI Greece.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Introduction to Psychology (Module Leader: 280 students)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Conceptual and Historical Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology (Module Leader: 250 students)
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Understanding the Social World
  • Dissertation Supervisor
  • Personal Tutor
  • Previous Teaching: Psychology in Practice, Independent Practical Work.

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Applied and Critical Social Psychology
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Working With Schools and Communities: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Masters Dissertation and Doctoral supervisor
  • Internal PhD Examiner

Current PhD students

  • David Hill - complex leadership systems in policing
  • Jynna Yarrum - CBT interventions for young people leaving care
  • Zak Baldwin - action video-game training upon cognitive function in the elderly
  • Luke Ward - Non-binary youth identities

Other Responsibilities

  • Psychology Research Ethics Committee
  • Psychology STEM Lead
  • Deputy Chair of STEM Steering Group
  • Psychology Team Leader Manager
  • Assessment and Feedback Working Group
  • The Northampton and District A-level Psychology (NAP) Teachers’ Group

Previous Responsibilities

  • International Partnership Lead
  • Risk Assessment and Approval Panel Member

Teaching Awards

  • Outstanding Lecturer of the Year (nominated - 2017)
  • Most Innovative Teaching (nominated - 2017)
  • Contribution to Outstanding Support (nominated - 2017)
  • Best NILE Site (nominated - 2017)

Research

Research Expertise:

  • Promoting health and preventing health risk behaviours, namely substance misuse
  • The perceptual control of social action and cognition
  • Human development, individual-environment relations and the influence of context
  • Expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research

Kimberley has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate projects on topics such as student drinking behaviour, attitudes towards alcohol and smoking behaviour, social media use, risk-taking, mental health, academic motivation, stress, body image, resilience and well-being.

Kimberley is also involved in funded research projects and consultancy work with colleagues from Psychology, University Institutes and Faculties, both within and beyond the UK as well as local organisations and community groups.

Publications

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2018

  1. Semmens-Wheeler, R. and Hill, K. M. (2018) "It’s all smoke and mirrors, but I voted anyway”: understanding voter decisions behind ‘Brexit’. Paper presented to: Centre for Brexit Studies Annual Conference 2018, Birmingham, 16-17 March 2018. (Accepted)
  2. Hill, K. M., Pilling, M. and Foxcroft, D. R. (2018) Affordances for drinking alcohol: a non-participant observation study in licensed premises. European Journal of Social Psychology. 0046-2772. (In Press)
  3. Crofts, M. and Hill, K. M. (2018) Consent on campus - challenging gender based violence. In: Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference 2018 Conference Proceedings. Association of Law Teachers. (Accepted)
  4. Hill, K. M. and Crofts, M. (2018) Consent on campus – challenging gender based violence. Findings from our HEFCE New Spaces Project. Paper presented to: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Conference 2018, Montreal, 16-18 August 2018. (Accepted)
  5. Collings, R. M. and Hill, K. M. (2018) Stats Mentors: evaluating the impact. Paper presented to: Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference 2018: Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities, Birmingham, 03-05 July 2018. (Accepted)
  6. Hill, K. M. and Crofts, M. (2018) Striving for gender equality within public services. Other presented to: Dilemmas in the Public Services Conference, The University of Northampton, 10-11 September 2018. [Stream chairs] (Accepted)
  7. Crofts, M. and Hill, K. M. (2018) Striving for gender equality: one step forward, two steps back? Other presented to: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Conference 2018, Montreal, 16-18 August 2018. [stream chairs] (Accepted)
  8. Warner, C., Philips, P. and Hill, K. M. (2018) The ‘Real Nappies for London’ Scheme - waste prevention and wider social benefits - 2012-2017. Paper presented to: 33rd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Annapolis, Washington, D.C., 11-14 March 2018. (Accepted)

2017

  1. Hardstaff, L. and Hill, K. M. (2017) "I had a dream… education, work, family… a better future". A reflective thematic study of the personal experiences of young unaccompanied asylum seekers and those within foster care. Poster presented to: Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Leicester, 31 August - 01 September 2017. (Accepted)
  2. Hill, K. M., Pilling, M. and Foxcroft, D. R. (2017) Alcohol-related affordances and group subjectivities: a Q-Methodology study. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 0968-7637.
  3. Crofts, M. and Hill, K. M. (2017) Consent on campus – Building Bridges Conference Chania, Crete. Law at the University of Northampton Blog. 31/07/2017
  4. Crofts, M. and Hill, K. M. (2017) Consent on campus – challenging gender based violence. Paper presented to: Building Bridges in a Complex World, Chania, Crete, 06-08 July 2017.
  5. Warner, C., Vick, H., Walker, A. and Hill, K. M. (2017) Contribution of ‘Real Nappies for London’ to Local Authority waste prevention - 2012–2016. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management. 1747-6526. (In Press)
  6. Crofts, M. and Hill, K. M. (2017) Conversations about consent: reflections from a cross-discipline, on-campus initiative. Paper presented to: Approaches to Inequalities: Whose Business is it?, The University of Northampton, 20 September 2017. (Accepted)
  7. Hill, K. M. and Davis, L. (2017) Empowering students in STEM outreach: a team leader pilot initiative. In: HEA STEM Conference 2017: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning Abstract Book. York, UK: Higher Education Academy.
  8. Hill, K. M. (2017) Enhancing the Psychology STEM student journey. Psychology Teaching Review. 23(1) 0965-948X.
  9. Hill, K. M. and Davis, L. (2017) Enhancing the Psychology student journey through STEM outreach. In: HEA STEM Conference 2017: Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning Abstract Book. York, UK: Higher Eduction Academy.
  10. Crofts, M., Hill, K. M., Armstrong-Hallam, S., Prokopiou, E. and Callaghan, J. (2017) New Spaces: Safeguarding Students from Violence and Hate. Invited Keynote presented to: London School of Business and Management (LSBM) Learning and Teaching Conference, London School of Business and Management, 04 July 2017.
  11. Hill, K. M. and Crofts, M. (2017) Putting the heart into consent. Poster presented to: Images of Research 2017-2018, The University of Northampton. (Accepted)
  12. Crofts, M., Hill, K. M., Prokopiou, E. and Rebecca, B. (2017) Safe new spaces: safeguarding students from violence and hate. Poster presented to: Images of Research 2017-2018, The University of Northampton. (Accepted)
  13. Hill, K. M. and Crofts, M. (2017) Safeguarding student spaces and creating conversations about consent: reflections from a cross-discipline, on-campus initiative. In: European Society for Prevention Research Abstract Book. Warsaw, Poland: European Society for Prevention Research. (Accepted)
  14. Azoulay, N., Collings, R. M. and Hill, K. M. (2017) Stats Mentor – improving the experience of statistics for Psychology students. Poster presented to: Learning and Teaching Conference 2017: Waterside in the Time of the TEF, The University of Northampton, 16 May 2017.
  15. Brown, K., Davies, E., Johnson, M., Hill, K. M. and Joanne, S. (2017) The sober rave project: investigating the acceptability and personal experiences of alcohol-free dance events. Invited Presentation presented to: Oxford Brookes Inaugural Alcohol Research Mixer, Oxford Brookes University, 13 June 2017.
  16. Hill, K. M., Davies, E., Brown, K., Johansson, M. and Smith, J. (2017) The sober rave project: investigating the acceptability and personal experiences of alcohol-free dance events. Poster presented to: Images of Research 2017-2018, The University of Northampton. (Accepted)
  17. Hill, K. M. (2017) Understanding behaviour in context: putting individuals and their worlds back together again. Poster presented to: Images of Research Exhibition 2016-17, The University of Northampton, 01 February - 13 April 2017.
  18. Hill, K. M. and Semmens-Wheeler, R. (2017) Understanding ‘Brexit’: a psychological evaluation of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Poster presented to: Images of Research 2017-2018, The University of Northampton. (Accepted)
  19. Hill, K. M., Foxcroft, D. R. and Pilling, M. (2017) “Everything is telling you to drink”: understanding the functional significance of alcogenic environments for young adult drinkers. Addiction Research & Theory. 1606-6359.
  20. Collings, R. M., Hill, K. M. and Azoulay, N. (2017) “I became a stats mentor because I know how daunting research methods and statistics can be”. Evaluating the stats mentor programme. In: BPS East Midlands Branch Abstract Book. Leicester: British Psychological Society.
  21. Tyler, C.-J. and Hill, K. M. (2017) “I get that ball and I am running…like nothing else is there with me”: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of rugby players’ experience of flow during game-play. Poster presented to: Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Leicester, 31 August - 01 September 2017. (Accepted)
  22. Mckeown Jones, S. and Hill, K. M. (2017) “Show me the money” – applying for research funding for early career researchers. Workshop presented to: Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Leicester, 31 August - 01 September 2017.
  23. Collings, R. M., Hill, K. M. and Azoulay, N. (2017) “We were all understanding it together”. Evaluating the UoN Psychology Stats Mentor Project. Poster presented to: Images of Research 2017-2018, The University of Northampton. (Accepted)

2016

  1. Hill, K. M. (2016) Alcohol consumption within on-campus contexts: a UK pilot study. In: European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Annual International Conference and Members Meeting Abstract Book. Warsaw, Poland: EUSPR.
  2. Hill, K. M. and Hooley, Z. (2016) Assessing wellbeing: an evidence review. (Unpublished)
  3. Hill, K. M. (2016) Contextualising health psychology. Invited Presentation presented to: Guest Lecture, TMC Academy, Singapore, 31 March 2016. (Unpublished)
  4. Hill, K. M. (2016) Drink driving is a significant health concern: not just for Christmas. The University of Northampton blog.
  5. Baker, A., Tolley, M. and Hill, K. M. (2016) More than a quick pint: investigating place attachment to an English recreational setting. Social Psychological Review. 18(2) 1369-7862.
  6. Hill, K. M. (2016) Publishing prevention science: challenges for early career researchers and practitioners. An EUSPR-pre conference workshop. Health Psychology Update. 25(2), pp. 44-46. 0954-2027.
  7. Hill, K. M. and Brotherhood, A. (2016) “Give me the money!”: how to ask for research funding. Invited Presentation presented to: 7th European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Annual Conference and Members' Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 30 October - 02 November 2016.

2015

  1. Hill, K. M. (2015) Can understanding the functional characteristics of drinking environments make nightlife healthier? Invited Presentation presented to: British Psychological Society’s Psychologist in the Pub Series, Coventry, 26 November 2015. (Unpublished)
  2. Hill, K. M., Foxcroft, D. and Pilling, M. (2015) Changing behaviour without talking: affordances and the importance of context. Paper presented to: Sixth European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Annual Conference and Member's Meeting, Ljublijana, Slovenia, 22-24 October 2015.
  3. Morris, P. E., Fritz, C. O., Smith, G., Cherchar, A., Crockett, R. G. M., Roe, C. A., Collings, R., Hill, K. M., Saunders, D., Anderson, M. and Atkinson, L. (2015) In defence of inferential statistics. The Psychologist. 28(5), pp. 338-339. 0952-8229.
  4. Hill, K. M., Foxcroft, D. R. and Pilling, M. (2015) Individual-environment transactions and subjectivity: an alternative approach to behaviour change. In: Developmental Section & Social Section Psychology Annual Conference 2015 Abstract Book. Leicester: British Psychological Society. pp. 13-14.
  5. Hill, K. M., Pilling, M. and Foxcroft, D. R. (2015) Individual-environment transactions and subjectivity: reflections on an alternative approach to behaviour change. Paper presented to: The University of Northampton Research Staff Conference, The University of Northampton, 15-17 September 2015. (Unpublished)
  6. Hill, K. M. (2015) Psychology as a STEM discipline. PsyPAG Quarterly. 96, pp. 44-47. 1746-6016.
  7. Hill, K. M. (2015) Sharing career journeys. Invited Presentation presented to: Vertical Enhancement of Statistics and Psychology Research (VESPR) Networking Event, Oxford Brookes University, 03 December 2015. (Unpublished)
  8. Hill, K. M. (2015) Understanding the functional characteristics of drinking environments: an alternative approach for making nightlife healthier. Invited Presentation presented to: Club Health Lisbon 2015: 9th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues, Lisbon, Portugal, 17-19 June 2015. (Unpublished)
  9. Hill, K. M. (2015) Writing for publication and publishing papers. Workshop presented to: European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR) Annual Conference and Members Meeting, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 22-24 October 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

  1. Hill, K. M., Pilling, M. and Foxcroft, D. R. (2014) Action-oriented predictive processing as a bellwether for ecological and psychological research in alcohol misuse. In: Fifth European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) Conference and Members’ Meeting Conference Booklet. Warsaw: European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR). p. 48.
  2. Hill, K. M. (2014) Showcasing health psychology postgraduate research: contemporary theory and methods. Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Quarterly. (93), pp. 70-72.
  3. Hill, K. M. (2014) Understanding drinking behaviour: affordances and an ecological approach to cognition. Doctoral thesis. Oxford Brookes University.
This list was generated from NECTAR on Sat May 26 04:31:59 2018 BST.

Other Publications

  • 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.

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