Kim has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester since 2010 following eight years teaching at the University of Cumbria and several years as a primary school teacher in two different counties of the UK.
During her time as a Primary teacher, she taught KS1 and KS2 classes at a range of rural and urban schools in Berkshire and Cumbria. Her school responsibilities included mathematics co-ordinator, history co-ordinator and music specialist.
Since joining the University of Worcester Kim has held the role of Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) Course Leader, managing a cohort of GTP trainee for 2 years. Her current teaching responsibilities include teaching music pedagogy on the PGCE Primary degree and teaching undergraduate professional studies, research methods and music modules. She is also a School Experience Tutor and supports PGCE and undergraduate trainees on placement in partnership schools.
Kim began teaching on Higher Education courses in 2002 following her appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education at the University of Cumbria where she contributed to the Primary undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as a music specialist. In addition, she developed the 3 Year BA QTS Music Specialism which prepared students to become music subject leaders. Kim also taught, and was a mentor, on the Master’s in Teaching and Learning (MTL) programme and held the post of Y3 cohort leader for 4 years supporting final placement student teachers up to their first appointment. While working at the University of Cumbria she was awarded a BERA Research Award for her work on the ‘Becoming at Teacher Educator: guidelines for induction’, a research project funded and published by the Higher Education Academy (Subject Centre for Education, ESCalate).