Ruth joined the Mental Health and Addiction Research Group in 2017 as a Research Fellow. She is also the Theme Manager for the Yorkshire and Humber ARC (Applied Research Collaboration) Mental and Physical Multimorbidity theme. Prior to this, Ruth worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Durham University and the University of Nottingham.
Ruth’s research has focused on emotional and social functioning in young people with mental health conditions and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. Current research interests include mental and physical multimorbidity, youth mental health including self-harm, and the meaningful involvement of young people in research. Ruth is a Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and 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.