Dr Kim Heyes, trustee

Dr Kim Heyes is an academic in the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. Within this role, she evaluates programmes within areas of social justice, and also conducts research to benefit vulnerable members of society. Her PhD in Social Work and Social Care incorporated community psychology, mental health and digital health innovations. Her work in this area has been widely published.

Having been a lecturer in Abuse Studies for five years previous to her current role, Kim has also gained expertise in a number of areas around gender and sexual based violence, with a particular focus on displaced people. This has led to projects around the empowerment of women and tacking racism and religious based hate crimes.

Kim is currently working on a number of projects that aim to affect policy. Most recently assembling a consortium of global academics to work on a project empowering women in Tanzania, researching learning difficulties and disabilities in prisons, evaluating projects around the transition from care to adulthood, and reviewing research into reducing reoffending.