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Dr Kim Gordon

0151 291 2042

Dr Kim Gordon is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Qualitative Psychology at Liverpool Hope University where she teaches qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has recently completed a doctorate in the psychological and physical wellbeing of military veterans across the lifespan. A published qualitative systematic review of approaches to interviews with military personnel, led to subsequent publications of and further research in the fields of narrative gerontology and military psychology. Current projects related to the PhD dissertation involve trauma and transition experiences of veterans of Falklands and later conflicts. Past and current interests are counselling psychology, somatic psychotherapy (interventions focused on body and mind), dissociation, and narratives of individuals living with autistic spectrum disorder. Recent publications explored peer support and peer led support programmes for older veterans (55+), usage of health and wellbeing services, and evidence based practice, in Burnell, K., Burnell, K., Needs, A., Needs, A., Gordon, K., & Gordon, K. (2017). Exploring the suitability and acceptability of peer support for older veterans. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 18(2), 120-130.