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Kim is module leader for the following modules:

  • Level 5 – Research Methods
  • Level 6 – Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Criminology
  • Level 6 – Crime Prevention and Community Safety


I am a member of the Social Justice Research Team at the University. We are currently collaborating with local community partners using co-productive methodology to explore lived experiences of poverty.

My research at the Public Health Institute focused on substance use and health risk behaviours.

My PhD explored how classed and gendered identities are manifested and reflected through our engagement with urban space, and how these are affected when urban space changes.

I am also interested in the development of creative qualitative research methods, such as draw and write and photograph elicitation.

Published Work

Journal Articles

Quigg, Z., Ross-Houle, K., Bigland, C. & Bates, R. (2022) ‘Evaluation of the good night out campaign: a sexual violence bystander programme for nightlife workers in England’, Journal of Public Health,

Atkinson, A.M., Meadows, B.R., Ross-Houle, K.M., Smith, C. & Sumnall, H.R. (2022) ‘Magazines as contradictory spaces for alcohol messaging: a mixed method content and thematic analysis of UK women’s magazine representations of alcohol and its consumption’, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2022.2051436

Ross-Houle, K. & Porcellato, L. (2021) ‘Recovery capital in the context of homelessness, high levels of alcohol consumption, and adverse significant life events’, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2021.2014402

Quigg, Z., Bellis, M.A., Hughes, K., Kulhanek, A., Brito, I., Ross-Houle, K., Bigland, C., Calafat, A., Duch, M. & the STOP-SV group (2021) ‘STOP-sexual violence: evaluation of a community based nightlife worker awareness raising bystander training programme’, European Journal of Public Health,

Porcellato. L., Ross-Houle. K., Quigg. Z., Gee. I., Harris. J., Bigland. C., Bates., R., Timpson., H., Gee, I., Bishop, J., Gould, A. & Davies, A.R. (2020) ‘Welsh primary schoolchildren’s perception of e-cigarettes: a mixed method study’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (10)

Ross-Houle K and Quigg Z (2019) ‘Content, perceptions and impact of alcoholic drink promotions in nightlife venues that are targeted towards students’ Addictive Behaviours Reports, 9, DOI:10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100163.

Bowring J, Leavey C, Ross-Houle K, Carline A and Gunby C (2018) ‘The UK Adult Film Performer Project – a case for being pro-performer voice’ Porn Studies, 5, (4), pp457-460.

Atkinson AM, Ross-Houle KM, Begley E and Sumnall H (2016) ‘An exploration of alcohol advertising on social networking sites: an analysis of content, interactions and young people’s perspectives' Addiction, Research and Theory, DOI:10.1080/16066359.2016.1202241.

Book Chapters

Ross-Houle K, Atkinson A and Sumnall H ‘The symbolic value of alcohol: The importance of alcohol consumption, drinking practices and drinking spaces in classed and gendered identity construction’ in Thurnell-Read T (2016) Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture and Identity. London: Routledge. 


  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Chester (2021)
  • PhD ‘Women’s Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Representation and Identity in Urban Space, A Case Study of Liverpool, UK’ University of Liverpool (2016)
  • MA Cities, Culture and Regeneration, University of Liverpool (2009)
  • BA (hons) Sociology, University of Liverpool (2008)