Kim is a Researcher in Public Health and specialises in research into alcohol and substance use and qualitative methods. She has conducted research with a number of vulnerable groups including dependent substance users, injecting drug users, those who are homeless and families in unsuitable and unstable housing.
Kim’s research interests include gendered experiences of urban spaces, sociology of identity, as well as gendered health related issues such as substance use. She is also interested in developing participatory led research projects and developing visual methods.
Kim completed her PhD entitled 'Women's Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Representation and Identity in Urban Space; A Case Study of Liverpool, UK' at the University of Liverpool and also has a BA (hons) in Sociology and an MA in Cities, Culture and Regeneration.
2016, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD, Urban and Cultural Sociology
2009, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MA, Cities, Culture and Regeneration
2008, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (hons), Sociology
Atkinson AM, Ross-Houle KM, Begley E, Sumnall H. 2017. An exploration of alcohol advertising on social networking sites: an analysis of content, interactions and young people's perspectives ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY, 25 :91-102 >DOI >Link
Russell S, Ross-Houle K, Critchley KA, Whitfield M. 2016. Evaluating the Impact of Dry January 2016 Evaluating the Impact of Dry January 2016
McCoy EJ, Oyston J, Ross-Houle K, COCHRANE M, BATES G, JONES L, WHITFIELD M, MCVEIGH J. 2016. Evaluation of the Liverpool REST Centre
Hay G, Oyston JE, Porcellato L, Madden H, Ross-Houle K, Timpson H. 2015. Evaluation of Rapid Access to Alcohol Detoxification Acute Referral (RADAR) Evaluation of Rapid Access to Alcohol Detoxification Acute Referral (RADAR)
Madden H, Ford K, Hardcastle K, McCoy EJ, Harrison R, Ross-Houle K, Cochrane M, Quigg Z, Timpson H. 2015. Health and Wellbeing Research: Looked After Children and Young People
McCoy EJ, Ross-Houle K, Eckley L, Oyston J, Cochrane M, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2015. Evaluation of Shelter's Knowsley Family Support Service
Atkinson A, Ross KM, Begley E, Sumnall H. 2015. Constructing alcohol identities: the role of Social Network Sites (SNS) in young peoples’ drinking cultures
Bates G, Jones L, Timpson H, Begley E, Hardcastle KA, Hughes K, Ross K. 2014. “Top Ten for Number Ten” – A Public Health Manifesto from the North West Directors of Public Health
Ross-Houle KM, venturas C, porcellato L, bradbury A. An exploration of the role of alcohol in relation to living situation and significant life events for the homeless population in Merseyside, UK
Ross-Houle KM, atkinson A, SUMNALL H. 2015. The Symbolic Value of Alcohol: The importance of alcohol consumption, drinking practices and drinking spaces in classed and gendered identity construction Thurnall-Read T. Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture and Identity :28-44 Routledge. London 978-1-138-93114-5
Conference Publication (journal proceedings)
Atkinson AM, Ross K. Constructing alcohol identities: The role of Social Network Sites in young people's drinking culture Research In Focus Seminar