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Dr Kimberley Ross-Houle

Dr Kimberley Ross-Houle

Telephone: 0151 231 4327

Biography

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.

Degrees

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

Publications

Report

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

Chapters

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

Journal article

Atkinson A, Ross-Houle KM, Begley E, Sumnall H. An exploration of alcohol advertising on social networking sites: an analysis of content, interactions and young people’s perspectives ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY, >DOI

Conference publication

Atkinson AM, Ross K. Constructing alcohol identities: The role of Social Network Sites in young people's drinking culture Research In Focus Seminar