Dr Nicola Kime

Senior Research Fellow


ORCID: 0000-0002-6714-7539

Nicky is a Senior Research Fellow working on the NIHR PGfAR: Personalised Care Planning for Older People with Frailty. Nicky has extensive experience of leading and managing applied research and consultancy projects for a range of organisations, predominantly in the NHS, but also including charities, local government departments and schools. Prior to joining the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, Nicky’s work focused on long-term conditions, predominantly the care of children, young people and adults with type 1; service improvement; physical activity and behaviour change and the education and training of healthcare professionals. Nicky’s main areas of expertise are qualitative methodology and methods and evaluation research.

Nicky has an MSc in Health Promotion/Public Health and a PhD in Children’s Eating Behaviours and Intergenerational Influences.

Recent Publications

Ahmed S, Airlie J, Clegg A, Copsey B, Cundill B, Forster A, Heaven A, Johansson JF, Kime N, Moreau L, Ozer S, Parker C, Richards SH, Thompson E, Farrin AJ. A new opportunity for enhancing trial efficiency: Can we investigate intervention implementation processes within trials using SWAT (study within a trial) methodology? Research Methods in Medicine & Health Sciences 2022;3(3):66-73. https://doi.org/10.1177/26320843221080734

Kime N, Wright A, Heaven A, Hawkins R, Smith J, Cundill B, Foy R, Lawton R, Farrin A, Hulme C, Clegg A. Implementing personalised care planning for older people with frailty: a process evaluation of the PROSPER feasibility trial. BMC Geriatrics 2022; 22(760). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-03426-4

Kime N, Heaven A, Quinn C, Brown S. OP79 Optimising patient and public engagement in trials of complex interventionsJ Epidemiol Community Health 2020;74:A37. https://jech.bmj.com/content/74/Suppl_1/A37.2

Kime N, Pringle A, Zwolinsky S. et al. How prepared are healthcare professionals for delivering physical activity guidance to those with diabetes? A formative evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res 2020; 20:8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4852-0

Pringle A, Kime N, Lozano-Sufrategui L,  Zwolinsky S. ‘Evaluating Interventions’ in Hackfort D, Schinke RJ, (eds.). ‘The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology 2020;Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures’. Abingdon: Routledge.

Vishnubala, D., Pringle, A., Kime, N. & Zwolinsky, S. (in press) The role of General Practice Nurses in the promotion of physical activity. Journal of General Practice Nursing, 4, ppxx.

Kime N., Zwolinsky S. & Pringle A. (2019) Evaluation of the first year of care post diagnosis. Leeds Children’s and Young People’s Diabetes Service. Leeds Beckett University; Centre for Active Lifestyles.

Kime, N. & Pringle, A. (2019) Physical activity and healthcare professionals: a cornerstone of diabetes care? Perspectives in Public Health, 139(2):75-76.

Kime, N., Pringle, A., Rivett, M.J. & Robinson, P.M. (2018) Physical activity and exercise in adults with type 1 diabetes: understanding their needs using a person-centered approach. Health Education Research, 33(5):375-88.

Kime, N., McKenna, J., Griffiths, C., Rivett, M. & Gately, P. (2018) A qualitative evaluation of healthy weight services in a local authority in England. Health Education Journal, 77(8):939-951.

Kime, N. & Pringle, A. (2018) Exercise and physical activity in people with Type1 diabetes: the importance of behaviour change. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 138:282-283.

Kime, N. (2018) Paediatric diabetes training for healthcare professionals in Europe: how much further on are we? Diabetes Care in Children and Young People, 7(1):1-2.

Kime, N., Waldron, S. & Webster, E. (2017) Pediatric diabetes training for healthcare professionals in Europe: Time for change. Pediatric Diabetes, 19(3):578-585.

Campbell, M., Kime, N. & McKenna, J (2017) Exercise and physical activity in patients with type 1 diabetes. The Lancet, 5:July.

Ross, K., Camara, K., Waldron, S. & Kime, N. (2016) The evolving role of the diabetes educator. Diabetes Care in Children and Young People, 5(1):23-28.

McKenna, J., Quarmby, T., Kime, N., Parnell, D. & Zwolinsky, S. (2016) Lessons from the field for working in Healthy Stadia: physical activity practitioners reflect on ‘sport’. Sport in Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1173913.

Brooks, J., Kime, NH., King, N., Wearden, A., Gillibrand, W. & Campbell, F. (2015) Exploring how young people think about and respond to diabetes in their peers. Diabetes Care in Children and Young People, 4(1):14-18.

Brooks, J., Kime, NH. & Sewell, G. (2015) Do we need more support for young people with Type 1 Diabetes in secondary school settings? A UK perspective. Diabetes Management, 5(1):5-8.

Bardgett, R., Darling, J., Webster, E. & Kime, N. (2015) What makes a good children’s doctor? Exploring the child perspective in the OSCE setting. Medical Teacher, July:1 -5.

Kime, N. (2014) The training of health care professionals: time for change. Diabetes Care for Children and Young People, 3(2).

Kime, N. (2014) ‘Join us on our journey’: exploring the experiences of children and young people with type 1 diabetes and their parents. Practical Diabetes, 31(1):24-28.

Kime, N., Webster, L. & Clarke, S. (2013) The importance of self-care: How the ‘Getting Sorted’ programme helps young people manage their diabetes. Diabetes Care for Children and Young People, 2(3):87-92.

Kime, N. (2013) Type 1 diabetes in children. Independent Nurse. 21 October, 24-26.

Kime, N. (2013) Maintaining heart health. Independent Nurse. 07 October, 20-22.

Kime, N. (2013) Management of Prediabetes. Independent Nurse. 02 September, 2-6.

Kime, N. (2013) Weight loss in type 2 diabetes. Independent Nurse. 15 July, 2-6.

Kime, N. (2013) Effective support for young people with type 1 diabetes. Independent Nurse. 06 May, 27-29.

Kime, N. (2013) The transition from paediatric diabetes services to adult care. Independent Nurse. 04 March, 31-33.

Kime, N., Bagnall, A-M. & Day, R. (2013) Systematic review of transition models for young people with long-term conditions: A report for NHS Diabetes. NHS Diabetes: London.

Kime, N. (2013) Young people with type 1 diabetes and their transition to adult services.
British Journal of Community Nursing, 18(1):14-18.

Kime N, McKenna J, Webster L. Young people’s participation in the development of a self-care intervention–a multi-site formative research study. Health Education Research 2013; 28(3):552-562.

Kime N, Cattan M, Bagnall AM. ‘The delivery and management of telephone befriending services – whose needs are being met?’ Quality in Ageing and Older Adults 2012: 13(3):231-240.

Kime N, Carlin E. ‘Join Us On Our Journey’: A new model of care for children and young people with diabetes. Diabetes Care for Children and Young People 2012; 1(1):31-35.

Kime N, Carlin E. ‘Join Us On Our Journey’: developing a new model of care for children and young people with type 1 diabetes. Final report for NHS Diabetes 2012; NHS Diabetes: London.

Kime N. Changes in intergenerational eating patterns and the impact on childhood obesity. Health Education Journal 2012; 71(2):173-179.

Cattan M, Kime N, Bagnall AM. The use of telephone befriending in low level support for socially isolated older people – an evaluation. Health and Social Care in the Community 2010; 19(2):198-206.

Cattan M, Hughes S, Giuntoli G, Kime, N, Fylan F. The Needs of Frail Older People with Sight Loss. Thomas Pocklington Trust, London; 2010.

Kime N, Webster L. ‘Getting Sorted’. Diabetes Update 2009, Diabetes UK.

Kime N. How children eat may contribute to rising levels of obesity. Children’s eating behaviours: An intergenerational study of family influences. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 2009; 47(1):4–12.

Lowcock D, Kime N, South J. An Evaluation of Impaired Glucose Tolerance Pilot Project Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT January 2007-January 2009. Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University; 2009.

Cattan M, Hughes S, Purcell M, Woodward J, Kime N. Promoting and maintaining health of people with sight loss: A scoping study. Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University; 2009.

Kime N. Children’s eating behaviours: the importance of the family setting. AREA 2008, 40(3):315–322.

Kime N, South J. Lowcock D. An evaluation of the Bradford District Health Trainers Programme – Phase 2. Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University; 2008.

South J, Kime N. Evaluation plan and recommendations – ‘Can’t wait to be healthy’. Leeds Childhood Obesity Prevention and Weight Management Strategy. Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University; 2008.

Cattan M, Kime N, Bagnall A. Low-level support for socially isolated older people: An evaluation of telephone befriending. Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University; 2008.