Ruth is Assistant Professor and Exams Officer on the PGCEi. She is involved in course developments, currently producing a Preventions around Practice supplementary video resource to accompany the course. Ruth joined the university in 2021 following a 12 year teaching career. She held teaching and management roles with UK and international schools, including primary, middle school and further education. Ruth worked as a teaching assistant in a secondary school prior to her PGCE and gained an MA in Educational Leadership and Management. Ruth has been a staff mentor and is currently an observer in the Teaching and Learning Observation College. She is passionate about sharing good practice to support the student experience.
Ruth's professional experience and research interests include:
Teacher resilience and motivation
UK teacher experiences during Covid 19
Personal, social, health education (PSHE)
Teacher perceptions of CPD
The majority of Ruth's teaching is on the PGCEi International. She teachers on several cohorts and is exams officer for the course. Ruth is an observer for the Teaching and Learning Observation… read more
Ruth is interested in UK teacher experiences of CPD, motivations to teach internationally, and UK primary and secondary teacher experiences during the pandemic.
Co-investigator on Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM) project: Evidence of Resilience, Courage and Care Among Teachers During the Pandemic involving thematic analysis on longitudinal qualitative data
Exploring the influence of school culture on teacher motivation, and the experiences of middle professional life phase teachers during the pandemic. Co-authoring book on these topics, for publication March 2023.