BSc (Herbal Medicine)
Kim is a Medical Herbalist in the Western herbal medicine tradition. She originally qualified as a dental nurse in 1996. As a Lead Dental Nurse for over 20 years in a busy practice, she helped to implement a better ‘patient journey’ including pre and post appointment advice. However, holistic health had always interested her and she qualified in Aromatherapy Massage in 2001 and Indian Head Massage in 2002. Working with the needs of her massage clients led to a deeper interest in their health and Kim studied the BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine degree at Napier University, Edinburgh – completing her studies in 2007.
From 2016, she worked as Compliance Manager for Avena Consultants, reviewing botanical products and herbal supplements. A niche and challenging field that required excellent administration, research, legal and scientific skills. Underpinning both her roles was a love of science, therapeutics and research.
Kim returned to herbal medicine practice in 2020 and has been specialising in Napiers Claid Clinic since then. She is passionate about herbal medicine, therapeutics, plants and people. Kim consults with patients who have a wide variety of needs.
Kim also works as the Medical Secretary for the Claid Clinic based at Napiers Bathgate. Her research skills make her a valuable member of the Lyme disease team – a much under-documented condition which affects many people across the U.K.