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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
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 understanding the experiences of teachers in England from their perspectives, including primary and secondary teacher experiences during the pandemic and factors influencing… read more
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 College.
Ruth is interested in understanding the experiences of teachers in England from their perspectives, including primary and secondary teacher experiences during the pandemic and factors influencing teacher commitment.
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.
Co author of Teacher Professionalism During the Pandemic: Courage, Care and Resilience:
Ruth is investigating factors influencing teacher commitment within schools serving economically vulnerable communities through an Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) funded doctoral training partnership (DTP).