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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.

Current Teaching

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.

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (20)

  • Cross RM; Warwick-Booth L (In press), Using story-boards in participatory research. Nurse Researcher
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  • Appiah-Brempong E; Cross RM (In press), Motivational Interviewing Interventions and Alcohol use among College Students: A Systematic Review.. American Journal of Health Promotion
    https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.130502-LIT-222
  • Cross RM; Lowcock D; Fiave J; Agyeniwah S; Annan G (In press), 'Feeling part of a Network of Learners in Health Promotion': An Evaluation of a Postgraduate Peer Mentoring Scheme in Ghana.. Innovations in Education and Teaching International
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  • Woodall JR; Cross R; Kinsella K; Bunyan A (2018), Using peer research processes to understand strategies to support those with severe, multiple and complex health needs. Health Education Journal, vol. 78 (2), p. 176-188.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896918796044
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  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross R; Woodall J; Bagnall A; South J (2018), Health promotion education in changing and challenging times: reflections from the UK. Health Education Journal
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896918784072
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  • Woodall JR; Warwick-Booth L; South J; Cross R (2018), What makes health promotion research distinct?. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, vol. 46 (Suppl 20), p. 118-122.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494817744130
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  • Cross RM; Warwick-Booth L (2018), Evaluating a gender-specific intensive intervention programme: young women's voices and experiences.. Health Education Journal
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896918759568
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  • Cross RM; Warwick-Booth L (2018), Neoliberal salvation through a gendered intervention: A critical analysis of vulnerable young women's talk.. Alternative Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research
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  • Cross RM; Woodall J; Warwick-Booth L (2017), Empowerment: Challenges in Measurement. Global Health Promotion
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  • Owusu-Addo E; Cross R; Sarfo-Mensah P (2017), Evidence-based practice in local public health service in Ghana. Critical Public Health, vol. 27 (1), p. 125-138.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2016.1182621
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  • Cross RM (2016), Editorial. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, vol. 54 (4), p. 155-156.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2016.1215834.
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  • Mupandawana ET; Cross R (2016), Attitudes towards Human Papillomavirus vaccination among African parents in a city in the north of England: A qualitative study.. Reproductive Health, vol. 13
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-016-0209-x
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  • Asiimwe C; Cross R; Haberer J (2015), Lay Perceptions about Tuberculosis among Non-UK-Born African in the United Kingdom. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, vol. 3 (4), p. 161-170.
    https://doi.org/10.4236/jtr.2015.34023
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  • Appiah-Brempong E; Okyere P; Owusu-Addo E; Cross R (2014), Motivational interviewing interventions and alcohol abuse among college students: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Promotion, vol. 29 (1), p. e32-e42.
    https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.130502-LIT-222
  • Warwick-Booth L; South J; Cross R; Woodall J; Day R (2014), 'Using the theory of change to support an evaluation of a health promotion initiative'. Sage Methodology Case Study Online
    https://doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014520915
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  • Kinsella K; Cross R; South J (2014), An evaluation of the condom distribution scheme (C-Card) with young people in northeast England.. Perspectives in Public Health, vol. 134 (1)
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913913483245
  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross R; Woodall J; Day RE; South J (2013), Health Champions and Their Circles of Influence as a Communication Mechanism for Health Promotion. International Review of Social Research, vol. 3 (2), p. 113-129.
  • Cross RM; Milnes K; Rickett B; Fylan F (2013), Young women's constructions of risky health practices: A Q methodological study.. Psychology of Women Section Review, vol. 15 (2)
  • Woodall JR; Warwick-Booth L; Cross R (2012), Has empowerment lost its power?. Health Education Research, vol. 27 (4), p. 742-745.
    https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cys064
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  • CROSS R; MILNES K; RICKETT B; FYLAN F (2011), Risking a Stigmatised Identity: A discourse analysis of young women's talk about health and risk.. Qualitative Methods in Psychology, vol. 12

Books (4)

  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross RM (2018) Global Health Studies A Social Determinants Perspective. . Cambridge: Polity.
  • Cross RM; Davis S; O'Neil I (2017) Health Communication: Theoretical and Critical Perspectives.. . Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Green J; Tones K; Cross R; Woodall J (2015) Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies. . Third .
  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross R; Lowcock D (2012) Contemporary Health Studies: An Introduction. . Cambridge: Polity Press.

Chapters (7)

  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross R (2017) A delivery model of a gender-specific intervention approach - Lessons for policy makers. In: Warwick-Booth L; Cross R Youth Knowledge book # 21 "Needles in haystacks. Finding a way forward for cross-sectoral youth policy. : Council of Europe, pp. 241-256.
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  • Cross RM (2015) Using formative assessment as part of induction. In: Cross RM Perspectives on Masters Level Teaching, Learning and Student Experience.. London: Palgrave, pp. .
  • Warwick-Booth L; South J; Cross RM; Woodall J; Day R (2014) Using the theory of change to support a health promotion intervention. In: Warwick-Booth L; South J; Cross RM; Woodall J; Day R Cases in Methodology. London: Sage, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4135/97814462730801420915
  • Dixey R; Cross RM; Foster S; Woodall J (2013) Foundations of Health Promotion. In: Dixey R; Cross RM; Foster S; Woodall J Health Promotion: Global Principles and Practice. Wallingford: CABI, pp. .
  • Cross RM; O'Neil I; Dixey R (2013) Communicating Health. In: Cross RM; O'Neil I; Dixey R Health Promotion: Global Principles and Practice. Wallingford: CABI, pp. .
  • CROSS R; LOWCOCK D (2011) Health and Health Promotion. In: CROSS R; LOWCOCK D Practicle Applications of Children's Rights: Theory, Research and Practice. London: Sage Publications, pp. 140-161.
  • CROSS R (2010) Health Promotion Theory: Models and Approaches. In: CROSS R Health Promotion and Health Education in Nursing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .

Conference contributions (9)

  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross RM (2015) The local delivery of a gender specific intervention approach: lessons for policy makers Belfast 20150706. : .
  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross RM (2014) The Way Forward Evaluation. Progress and findings to date Presentation Manchester 20140925. : .
  • South J; Cross RM; Warwick-Booth L; Giuntoli G (2014) Aligning policy with social action in health and social care in England, UK - does the theory of change work? Munster, Germany 20140722. : .
  • Cross RM; Milnes K; Rickett B; Fylan F (2012) Risk-Taking as Salutogenic: Young Women and Health. Aalborg University, Denmark 20121101. : .
  • Cross RM; Milnes K; Rickett B; Fylan F (2012) Q Methodology: Challenges and Reflections. Leeds . : .
  • CROSS R; MILNES K; RICKETT B; FYLAN F (2011) Exploring young women's accounts of health and risk - implications for policy and practice Durham, UK 20110411. : .
  • CROSS R; MILNES K; RICKETT B (2011) Young women, health and risk: A Q methodological study Windsor, UK 20110713. : .
  • Rickett B; Cross R; Milnes K; Fylan F (2010) Risking a Stigmatised Identity: A discourse analysis of young women's talk about health and risk Nottingham, UK 20100823. : .
  • Rickett B; Cross R; Fylan F; Milnes K (2010) Taking a risk is feeling free': Risk and embodiment in young women's accounts of health Windsor, UK 20100101. 2010: .

Reports (8)

  • Fisher P; Warwick-Booth L; Coan S; Cross RM; Kinsella K (2017) Evaluation of Co-Production in the Weaving the Web Project FINAL REPORT. . .
  • Woodall J; Kinsella K; Cross RM; Bunyan A (2016) Service User Experiences of Inspiring Change Manchester. . Leeds: .
  • Warwick-Booth L; Cross R; Woodall J; Kinsella K; Trigwell J; Coan S (2015) The Way Forward Evaluation Final Report. . Leeds Beckett University.
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  • Woodall J; Kinsella K; Cross RM (2015) Inspiring Change Manchester: Interim Report. . Leeds: .
  • Cross R; Bagnall L; Woodward J; Woodall J; Warwick-Booth L (2014) The WomensLink Pilot Project Evaluation Report. . .
  • South J; Giuntoli G; Cross R; Kinsella K; Warwick-Booth L; Woodall J; White J (2013) An evaluation of the Department of Health's Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund. . Institute for Health & Wellbeing, Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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  • Warwick-Booth L; Woodall J; South J; Bagnall A; Day R; Cross R (2012) An evaluation of Sunderland Health Champions Programme. . Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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  • Cross R; Kinsella K; South J (2011) An evaluation of the C-Card Scheme in Bradford District. . Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University: Bradford & Airedale NHS Trust.
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