Kym is a funded researcher with Adelaide Rural Clinical School, The University of Adelaide.

Kym began his University career  with the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School in 2002, now the Adelaide Rural Clinical School. Kym has served as the Aboriginal EngagementCoordinator, Aboriginal Project Officer, Coordinator Aboriginal Health, Acting Head of Aboriginal Health, Head of Aboriginal Health, and Associate Lecture during tenure within the University sector.

Kym is currently the CI for the research project, Recent and Future Changes in Home Care and the Unique Challenges Associated with Service Delivery for Aboriginal People. The research aimed to assess the effectiveness of Australian Government funded home aged care services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in rural and remote South Australia.

Kym has an extensive working history within the University sector, for initiating and managing collaborative partnerships and projects which contribute to the overall Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, Education, Recruitment Strategy at The University of Adelaide. This includes the engagement with schools, colleges, universities, industry, government and community stakeholders in particular, Aboriginal communities and organisations that provide services for Aboriginal people.

Kym is currently chairperson for Nukunu Wapma Thura Aboriginal Corporation, which has over one hundred and thirty members Chairperson Community Reference Group - South Australian Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium SAHMRI. Chairperson National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Trial, Country SA PHN. RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Health Education Committee member. 

Kym was a former director and chairperson for Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Kym has developed collaborative partnerships with many Aboriginal Health services and organisations within the region. Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, Port Augusta. Port Pirie, Aboriginal Health Northern, Community and Allied Health, Yorke and Northern Local Health Network.