Kim Morral is an experienced social researcher and credentialed evaluator (CE) with the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES). Kim has more than 20 years of research, evaluation and professional experience in health, social services and education. Kim holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sciences Research Methods. Kim is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society, the American Evaluation Society and the British Psychological Society. Kim was previously Senior Researcher in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Leeds Beckett University (UK). Kim is now based in North Vancouver and works part-time as a research consultant with Qualitas Research.
With extensive experience of social and applied research, Kim's research has primarily been in the areas of mental health, health promotion, health and social care, homelessness and social inclusion. Experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research, previous work has included survey design and analysis, qualitative research (including in-depth interviews, observation and focus groups) and mixed methods research. She has a strong track record in undertaking research with 'hard-to-reach' groups, and with people with multiple and complex needs.
Kim has numerous published reports and peer reviewed academic journal papers. She has also worked as an academic peer reviewer. Kim's recent research in mental health has received several awards. Her research has been cited in high profile publications including The Guardian and The Observer and has had direct impact on the development of services and policies. Her research on homelessness initiated the development of three new specialist projects for older homeless people and helped secure funding to develop them. This work also initiated a small grants programme (Age UK) to support work in this area. An earlier study played a key role in the decision by the UK Department of Health to launch an independent enquiry into the care of older people on acute wards in general hospitals.
Prior to getting involved in research in 1997, Kim worked for several years in healthcare, social services and education, working primarily with people with mental health needs and learning disabilities. In this work Kim gained experience of working for Health Authorities, social services, schools and non-profit organisations, in a variety of roles in both community and inpatient settings.
Biog: Kim Morral