Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Kim Ross-Houle

Dr Kim Ross-Houle

Public Health Researcher


areas of expertise

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.


Book chapters

  • Ross-Houle, K., Atkinson, A. and Sumnall, H. (2016) ‘The Symbolic Value of Alcohol Consumption: The importance of alcohol consumption, drinking practices and drinking spaces in classed and gendered identity construction’ in Thurnell-Read T (ed) Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture and Identity. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138931145