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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 dedicated to enthusing young people about Psychology and in enhancing emplyoability. She runs the Psychology Alumni Panel Careers Event and helps to Chair the cross-University STEM Steering Group, which has set up an innovative community-focused STEAMSpace. Kimberley also runs a number of inreach and outreach events involving local schools, FE and HE institutions to widen participation in STEM subjects. She is an active member of the Northampton and District A-Level Psychology (NAP) Teacher’s Group and organises Teacher's Meetings, Practical Experience of Research Days and Research Conferences for local teachers, school pupils and community groups (more information can be found here: As a member of WISE, Kimberley is dedicated to enhancing access to science for all.

Research Interests

  • 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.


Zak Baldwin; Psychology

An investigation into the effects of action video-games and gaming interfaces on visual selective attention and age-related cognitive decline.


Honest Lugube; Psychology 

Ethnicity and Inequality in foster care: To what extent does the current mental health provision address the needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children in foster care? 

Teaching Interests

  • 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
  • Psychology For Life
  • 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

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE, University of Northampton

PGCE, University of Northampton

PhD, Oxford Brookes University


Bachelor, Oxford Brookes University

Master, Oxford Brookes University

External positions

Pearson Publishing Advisory Committee and Reviewer

Nov 2018 → …

Associate Member: Prevention Science Group at Oxford Brookes University

2018 → …

British Psychological Society Psychologist and Digest Editorial Advisory Committee

1 Sep 2017 → …

Visiting Fellow: Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University

2017 → …

Social Psychology Section Committee of the British Psychological Society (Communications, Conference Team and Committee Member)

1 Sep 2016 → …

Co-Founder and Lead of the European Society for Prevention Research Early Careers Forum

Oct 2015Oct 2017

European Society for Prevention Research Award Board and Conference Committee

1 Sep 2014 → …

Editor/ Reviewer Responsibilities: Social Psychological Review, EUSPR Prevention Blog, The Psychologist, Research Digest, Qualitative Health Research, Health Education, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, Journal of Gender Studies, Pearson Education, McGraw Hill, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

2014 → …

Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society Committee Member

Jul 2012Jul 2014

PsyPAG Committee Representative

Jul 2012Jul 2014


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • BF Psychology

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Research Output 2014 2019

Can’t dance without being drunk? Exploring the enjoyment and acceptability of conscious clubbing in young people

Davies, E., Joanne, S., Johansson, M., Hill, K. & Brown, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Young Adult Drinking Styles: Current Perspectives on Research, Policy and Practice. Conroy, D. & Measham, F. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmilan

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

identity formation

Consent: The Game. A study into using gamification as a strategy for teaching university students about sexual consent.

Jones, E., Dobrzynska, K., Hill, K. & Cartwright, N., 18 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPosterResearchpeer-review

2 Downloads (Pure)

Regional Economics and Psychological Perspectives on Brexit

Hearne, D., Semmens-Wheeler, R. & Hill, K., 19 Mar 2019, Brexit Negotiations after article 50: Assessing Process, Progress and Impact. Ruyter, A. & Nielson, B. (eds.). 1 ed. UK: Emerald Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 89-111 22 p. (Brexit Studies Series).

Research output: Contribution to Book/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Regional economics
Psychology and economics
3 Downloads (Pure)

Affordances for drinking alcohol: a non-participant observation study in licensed premises

Hill, K. M., Pilling, M. & Foxcroft, D. R., 1 Oct 2018, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 48, 6, p. 747-755 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Alcohol Drinking
Social Environment
1 Downloads (Pure)

Contribution of ‘Real Nappies for London’ to Local Authority waste prevention - 2012–2016

Warner, C., Vick, H., Walker, A. & Hill, K. M., 29 Mar 2018, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management. 170, 3 & 4, p. 119-127 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
solid waste
waste prevention
local authority

Activities 2014 2019

  • 2 Participating in a conference or workshop
  • 2 Seminar
  • 1 Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-governmental organisation
  • 1 Oral presentation

Health, Education and Behaviour Change Research Group Showcase

Kimberley Hill (Speaker)
20 Jun 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


“It’s all standard behaviour.” So what’s all the fuss about?

Kimberley Michelle Hill (Speaker), Melanie Crofts (Speaker)
16 May 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference 2018: Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities

Rosalyn Collings (Participant), Kimberley Hill (Participant), Zachary Parker (Participant), Natalie Moring (Participant)
3 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch


"It’s all smoke and mirrors, but I voted anyway”: understanding voter decisions behind ‘Brexit’: preliminary findings and insight

Rebecca Semmens-Wheeler (Speaker), Kimberley Michelle Hill (Speaker)
2 May 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

Contributor to: European Monitoring Centre for Monitoring Drugs and Drug Addiction (ECCMDDA). (2018). Environmental substance use prevention interventions in Europe.

Kimberley Hill (Consultant)

Activity: ConsultancyWork on advisory panel to industry or government or non-governmental organisationInnovation/Business/Enterprise