Dr Kim Heyes, trustee

Kim is a senior lecturer of Health and Social Justice in the Nursing Department at Manchester Metropolitan University and has a PhD in Social Work and Social Care. Her expertise lies in co-production and creative research methods, focused on the areas of abuse and mental health. Kim has been a lecturer and researcher for over 10 years and is committed to equity and equality within academia at a strategic level and within the staff and student populations. She is a member of the equality, diversity and inclusion working group within PSS.  

Kim joined PSS in 2019 as an expert by experience, having previously been through domestic abuse and homelessness. Kim has six children and two grandchildren, loves to cycle, is actively engaged in environmentally friendly practices, is learning to play the guitar, and is trying to learn French and Arabic to varying degrees of success.