Ruth was a practising Solicitor for 13 years specialising in claims arising from historic child abuse in local authority children's homes and child protection cases. Ruth previously taught contract and public law at the University of Nottingham and was an Associate Lecturer at the Open University teaching EU Law, Contract and Tort.
Ruth has a PhD from the University of Nottingham which was funded by Midlands 3 Cities/Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her doctoral thesis examined the protection and best interests of refugee and asylum-seeking children. Her research interests include children's rights, international refugee law, immigration and asylum law and international human rights.
Ruth is a member of:
- The Law Society of England and Wales
- The Socio-Legal Studies Assocaition (SLSA)
- Society of Legal Scholars (SLS)
- The Human Rights Law Centre - University of Nottingham
Children's rights, immigration and asylum law, refugee law.