Ruth joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group in 2017 as a Research Fellow and Theme Manager for the CLAHRC Mental Health and Co-Morbidities theme. Prior to this, Ruth worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Durham University and the University of Nottingham.
Ruth is a Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her research has focused on emotional and social functioning in young people with mental health conditions and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. Current research interests include psychosocial factors associated with self-harm, adolescent and student mental health, and the meaningful involvement of young people in research. Ruth is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Ruth’s research interests focus on child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, including self-harm and student mental health.
Ruth has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and is passionate about involving young people in the research process.