Ruth began employment as a Senior Lecturer and Dietetics Course Lead in October 2016. She teaches on both years of the postgraduate MSc Dietetics programme.
Prior to commencing employment in Higher Education in 2014, Ruth practised as a senior nutrition support dietitian, managing a home enteral feeding caseload and providing a specialist service to those with complex oral nutritional needs. Within this role, Ruth was responsible for the management and coordination of an award winning nutrition support project, which provided a wealth of opportunity to develop an excellent skills base in training and in public speaking.
Ruth has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, a postgraduate diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Masters in Clinical Health Research. As part of her MRes, Ruth designed and conducted a cluster randomised feasibility trial across six UK care home sites. She is now involved in supervising both undergraduate and Masters research projects on a variety of topics.