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Biography

Kim is a freelance occupational health research consultant with a part time professorial appointment at the University. In 2011 he was appointed an OBE for services to occupational healthcare.

Having gained a diploma in osteopathy in 1968 he ran a clinic in Huddersfield for many years. Gradually, he moved sideways to a career in research after studying for a PhD in biomechanics, ergonomics, and epidemiology related to back pain at Huddersfield Polytechnic, which he gained in 1987. Kim has worked with the university in various capacities ever since, including directorship of the former Spinal Research Unit. He is now member of the Centre for Applied Research in Health. Kim has an active international profile for research primarily at the health-work interface, and is an Expert Advisor to the Department for Work and Pensions, and a Member of the Indiustrial Injuries Advisory Council.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Occupational Health
  • Work
  • Work and Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Research
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Clinical Guidelines
  • Ergonomics
  • Biomechanics
  • Common Health Problems
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Psychosocial
  • Patient Education
  • Policy
  • Work Ability
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Case Management
  • Reviews
  • Research and consultancy
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Sickness absence
  • Quantitative methods
  • randomised controlled trials
  • Cochrane systematic reviewing
  • Lab-based biomechanics and ergonomics studies
  • Public health and patient educational material
  • Questionnaire development
  • Training for health professionals and health case managers
  • Journal, book and report publication
  • Clinical guidelines development

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