Dr Kim currently leads a research team working on memory aspects of early-onset anxiety disorders and drug addiction in the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne.
Her research suggests cognitive-behavioural therapies have different effectiveness depending on one's age, and advocates treatment of mental disorders during childhood. Her research in memory across development began when she received Bachelor of Psychology with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal in 2004 from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She then received a Ph.D. in 2008 for research in memory retrieval, forgetting, inhibition and erasure from UNSW.
While she was at Michigan University for her postdoctoral training, UNSW gave her U-committee Award for Research Excellence in Science in 2010.
Dr Kim has recently been honoured with the Australian Psychological Society's Early Career Research Award in 2012. She has featured regularly on ABC radio, including 'Radio Australia', and has recently featured on Channel Ten's 'The Project'.