Kim is an enthusiastic supporter of reaching out with history - and using novel approaches to history, such as the Digital Panopticon project, to broaden the audience and outreach of academic research. In 2015, Kim conceived and organised an interdisciplinary conference for healthcare professionals and academics, ‘Looking Back, Going Forward’, which considered the implications and lessons of medical negligence in the past for present-day healthcare practitioners and was accredited by the Royal College of Physicians. In turn, he has worked with medical practitioners and medical schools to develop historical context in the medical curriculum to deliver better outcomes for interprofessional education (IPE) in order to improve patient safety and better understand the drivers of negligence in medical practice. He has also contributed to radio and television, with a prominent role as research consultant and guest historian on a BBC Radio 4 special broadcast about ‘NHS Failings at Stafford’ for The Long View in 2014. Kim has also given advice for contextual history in local public health governance and acted as referee for leading journals and funding bodies. More recently he has worked with the University of Liverpool to co-curate exhibitions on penal history in the city and at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.