Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Ruth Cross
About Dr Ruth Cross
Ruth is a nurse by profession with ten years nursing experience in acute and emergency medicine and HIV/AIDS. She has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Health Education and Health Promotion and Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Ruth has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa and maintains an interest in the health issues of that region.
Ruth is the Course Leader for the MSc Public Health Promotion programmes in Zambia and Ghana. She teaches health promotion, health communication and research methods on a range of other undergraduate and postgraduate provision within the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
Ruth completed her PhD in 2013 which explored the social construction of risk in health by young women and the implications of this for health promotion policy and practice.
Ruth is involved in other research projects within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and is currently working with a project focusing on improving outcomes for vulnerable young women. Her research interests also include qualitative methods of investigation and the relationship between theory and practice.