Dr Ruth Bartlett PhD, MA, BA
Associate Professor, MSc Complex Care in Older People lead, Co-director Alzheimer’s Society funded Doctoral Training Centre
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Dr Ruth Bartlett is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Health Sciences, programme lead for the MSc Complex Care in Older People, Co-director of the University’s Doctoral Training Centre in Dementia Care and Principal Investigator of an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research project funded by the Alzheimer’s Society.
A citizenship lens has a lot to offer the dementia care field
Previous research projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, national charities and local authorities. Ruth’s work focuses on people with dementia and active ageing; and together with Prof O’Conner (University of British Columbia) she has been instrumental in bringing a citizenship lens to this field. Ruth is lead author of Broadening the Dementia Debate: Towards social citizenship and has published and presented papers at key conferences related to people with dementia and active ageing for over twelve years.
Ruth is an innovative methodologist with expertise in creative and participatory methods and working with artists to communicate research; she has produced a range of high-quality outputs, including a toolkit, article and workshop for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and National Centre for Research Methods on using diary method in social research. Together with Prof Milligan (Lancaster) she has published a book on ‘What is Diary Method’ and is currently co-authoring a text on creative data collection methods to use with for people with dementia.
Ruth is an elected executive committee member of the British Society of Gerontology, an invited member of the editorial board for the journal Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, ESRC peer review college member, and mentor for both the University of Southampton’s and Alzheimer’s Society mentoring schemes.
Ruth has a background in mental health nursing and academic qualifications in politics, cultural politics, social research methods and Higher Education teaching practices. She was awarded a PhD in sociology by Oxford Brookes University.