Dr Sophie King-Hill

Dr Sophie King-Hill

Health Services Management Centre
Senior Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Social Policy, HSMC
Park House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2RT, United Kingdom

Sophie is a Senior Fellow in the Health Services Management Centre. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion at the University of Worcester. Alongside this she was a regional tutor for the MEd in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties with the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. She has worked extensively in the third sector with many diverse groups. She specialises in sexual behaviours and first point assessment in children and young people, sexual health, controversial issues and teenage parents. Sophie also has an interest in policy implementation, transfer and success frameworks and evaluation strategies.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham)
  • M.Ed in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (School of Education, University of Birmingham)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (University of Birmingham)
  • Post Graduate Certificate Research Methods (University of Birmingham)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of Worcester)
  • BA Honours Degree in Education Studies (University of Worcester)
  • Higher National Diploma in Antenatal Education (University of Bedford)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (University of Worcester)

Biography

Sophie is a Senior Fellow in the Health Services Management Centre. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion at the University of Worcester. Alongside this she was a regional tutor for the MEd in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties with the School of Education at the University of Birmingham.

Sophie has worked extensively in the third sector. She has taught sex and relationships in schools across the West Midlands  and was the National Impact Coordinator for a leading sexual health charity for children and young people. In her work with a local council she researched, implemented and evaluated an Independent Travel Training programme for children and young people with SEN, this programme is still currently in operation and is deemed as best practice in this sector. Within her career Sophie has worked with many diverse groups across education and health settings. Sophie developed an accredited programme for teenage parents across the West Midlands which ran for six years in conjunction with working as an antenatal teacher specialising in teaching diverse and low-socio economic groups.

Teaching

Sophie currently teaches on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme which consists of the NHS Leadership Academy award in Senior Healthcare Leadership and the MSc in Healthcare Leadership.

Postgraduate supervision

PhD Supervision Interests

Sexual Health in children and young people
Sexual behaviours in children and young people
Evaluation of policy and programmes
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

Sophie is currently supervising Abby Gilsenan: Beyond ‘Good Catholic Girls’: Exploring the Role of Statutory RSE in Young Women’s Constructions of Sexual Agency in Catholic Schools.

Research

Sophie’s research interests include sexual behaviours in children and young people, first point assessment for sexual behaviours in children and young people, sexual health, teenage parents, LGBTQ+ and gender issues. Sophie has an interest in both policy, evaluation and the impact of context.

Currently Sophie is part of the National Rape Crisis England and Wales Sibling Sexual Abuse Project. In partnership with Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS), the University of the West of England and West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC). Overseeing the research and work on the provision of suitable support services and pathways for children from the age of five and young people who are current victims and survivors of sibling sexual abuse.  Funded by the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

Other activities

Sophie is on the Policy and Practice Committee for the National Organisation for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.

Publications

Highlight publications

King-Hill, S 2021, 'Assessing sexual behaviours in children and young people: a realistic evaluation of the Brook Traffic Light tool', Child Abuse Review. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2664

Powell, M & King-Hill, S 2020, 'Intra-crisis learning and prospective policy transfer in the Covid-19 pandemic', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2020-0339

King-Hill, S & Powell, M 2020, Coronavirus: What Does It Mean When The Government Says It Is 'Following The Science'?. The Conversation . <https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-what-does-it-mean-when-the-government-says-it-is-following-the-science-137109>

King-Hill, S 2020, 'Coronavirus: 'divide-and-rule' tactics are clearly not working for the UK's exhausted, fractured population.', The Conversation. <https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-divide-and-rule-tactics-are-clearly-not-working-for-the-uks-exhausted-fractured-population-147130>

King-Hill, S & Woolley, R 2017, Sexual Behaviours and Development. in Understanding Inclusion: Core concepts, policy and practice. Routledge-Cavendish. <http://eprints.worc.ac.uk/6324/>

Recent publications

Article

King-Hill, S 2016, 'A critical discussion upon the relationship between the psychoanalytical perspective of developmental psychology and its adaptation to educating teenage mothers', Teacher Education Advancement Network , vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 33-45. <http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2383/>

King-Hill, S 2015, 'Critical analysis of Maslow's hierarchy of need', The STeP Journal Student Teacher Perspectives, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 54-57. <http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2942/>

King-Hill, S & Barrie, R 2015, 'Perceptions of Consent in Adolescents who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour', British Journal of School Nursing, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 231-235. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2015.10.5.231

Mall, M, King-Hill, S & Holland, P 2013, 'Managing risk-taking behaviour in children and young people with ADHD.', British Journal of School Nursing, vol. 8, no. 10.

King-Hill, S 2013, 'Teenage mothers' experiences of the transition to parenthood in relation to education: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.', MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 426.

King-Hill, S 2013, 'Using the principles of interpretative phenomenological analysis in women centred care', Essentially MIDIRS, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 32.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Powell, M & King-Hill, S 2021, Health service capacities, responses and practice. in GJ Andrews, VA Crooks, JR Pearce & JP Messina (eds), COVID-19 and similar futures: Pandemic Geographies. 1 edn, Global Perspectives on Health Geography, Springer, pp. 101-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70179-6_12

King-Hill, S, Greener, I & Powell, M 2021, Lesson drawing for the UK government during the Covid-19 pandemic: a comparison of political scientific and media lenses. in M Pomati, A Jolly & J Rees (eds), Social Policy Review . vol. 33, Social Policy Review, Policy Press, pp. 49-74. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv1tqcwr7.8

Comment/debate

Davies, C & King-Hill, S 2021, ''Cummings effect': why people are bending lockdown rules?', The Guardian Online, vol. 2021. <https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/11/cummings-effect-why-are-people-breaking-lockdown-rules>

King-Hill, S 2021, 'What are the first steps in addressing rape culture in schools?', University of Birmingham Blog Service. <https://blog.bham.ac.uk/socialsciencesbirmingham/2021/06/04/what-are-the-first-steps-in-addressing-rape-culture-in-schools/>

King-Hill, S & McCartan, K 2020, 'Evidence based practice when assessing sexual behaviours in children and young people: Ideology versus research', National Organisation for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse. <https://www.nota.co.uk/evidence-based-practice-when-assessing-sexual-behaviours-in-children-and-young-people-ideology-versus-research-sophie-king-hill-kieran-mccartan/>

Other contribution

King-Hill, S 2021, Dr Sophie King Hill comments on rape culture. University of Birmingham. <https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/social-policy/social-policy-matters/news/2021/july-issue/dr-sophie-king-hill-comments-on-rape-culture.aspx>

King-Hill, S 2021, How to...tackle 'rape culture' in schools.. <https://www.tes.com/magazine/article/how-totackle-rape-culture-schools>

King-Hill, S 2021, Tackling 'rape culture' in schools.. <https://twitter.com/tes/status/1409918480489529345?s=20>

King-Hill, S 2021, Tackling 'rape culture' in schools.. <https://www.tes.com/news/magazine-podcast>

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