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Biography

Kim is currently a panel member of the UK Secretary of State for Transport Medical Advisory Panel on Alcohol, Drugs & Substance Misuse & Driving. She chaired the expert Panel on drug-driving for the Department for Transport (2012), which made a significant contribution to the development of the new drug driving legislation that came into force in England and Wales on March 2nd 2015.

Over the past two years Kim has worked closely with the Department for Transport making recommendations as Chair of an Expert Panel on which drugs should be included in new drug-driving legislation. In a joint project with colleagues from the Doping Control Centre at King's funding has been awarded by the Home Office to charaterise stability of drug testing solutions in preparation for the introduction of drug-driving legislation during 2015. Kim was also awarded funding to chair an Expert Panel to review Alternative Testing Matrices for Drug Driving Contract with a colleague from St Georges University, London: the report titled ‘Drug-driving: Alternative matrices for confirmatory testing’ was published during 2017.

Kim also carries out research into the utility of latent fingerprints for use as a drug screening matrix. She has an industrial partner: Intelligent Fingerprinting Ltd and is currently working with them to develop non-invasive drug screening devices for recreational drugs such as MDMA and pharmacotherapies such as methadone as part of a BBSRC 2014 Industrial CASE studentship. 

Course teacher: Analytical Toxicology
Course teacher: Forensic Science