|Position||Head of School|
|Department||School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership|
Research Interests (key words only)
Professional behaviour and conduct, misconduct and associated penalties, professional body regulation, legal decision making in health related cases particularly quality of life, consent, student achievement, equality and diversity.
Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities
Teaching across both undergraduate pre-registration and continuing professional development / post-registration programmes in the areas of healthcare law and ethics and study skills.
- Head of School of Nursing overseeing the management of 42 academic staff
- Member of the Faculty of Health Studies Management Team
- Faculty Diversity Inclusion Facilitator
- Chair of Programme Approval and Review Panels
- Deputy Chair of Faculty Equality and Diversity Committee
- Chair of Disclosure and Barring Panel
A Registered General Nurse, Ruth has previous clinical experience in both coronary care and acute surgery.
When Ruth moved into education she developed particular interest in legal and ethical aspects of healthcare and was Programme Leader for the Pre-registration Nursing programme at Sheffield University.
She has since managed educational departments at Sheffield University, Sheffield Hallam University and now Heads the School of Nursing at the University of Bradford.
Ruth has held a number of External Expert and External Examiner posts at HEIs across the UK and currently examines for Northumbria University.
Ruth is also voluntarily involved in supporting partners/relatives/friends of health professionals who are in treatment for addictions.
MRes, Keele University
LLM (Masters - Legal Aspects of Medical Practice), University of Wales Cardiff
MA Health Care Ethics, University of Leeds
Certificate of Education (Further Education), Huddersfield Polytechnic
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies 2:1, Leeds Polytechnic
Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, Leeds Polytechnic
Registered General Nurse, Leeds General Infirmary School of Nursing
- September 2007 – December 2008
Principal Lecturer, TUPE Project Manager at Sheffield Hallam University
- September 2006 – September 2007
Senior Nursing Lecturer, Pre-Registration Quality Project Coordinator at The University of Sheffield
- March 2006 – September 2006
Senior Nursing Lecturer, Head of Department - Acute and Critical Care Nursing at The University of Sheffield
- 2004 - March 2006
Senior Nursing Lecturer, Deputy Head of Department - Acute and Critical Care Nursing at The University of Sheffield
- 1995 - 2004
Nursing Lecturer at The University of Sheffield
- 1991 - 1995
Nurse Teacher at Sheffield and North Trent College of Nursing & Midwifery
- 1990- 1991
Full Time Student at Huddersfield Polytechnic
Practice Manager at Fountain Dental Practice, Boroughbridge
Staff Nurse / Acting Sister at Harrogate District Hospital Acute Surgery
Staff Nurse at Leeds General Infirmary Coronary Care
- External Expert
- External Examiner
- Tele-teaching to care home staff
- Student attainment related to equality and diversity
Member of Education groups at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation trust and Airedale NHS Trust.