Ruth is a social gerontologist with a background in Public Health, Psychology and Rehabilitation Counselling. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Disability and Community Inclusion and Head of Teaching Section for Applied Gerontology within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. Her research focuses on life transitions associated with ageing as well as later life caregiving and the intersection between disability and ageing. She conducs qualitative research which gives voice to underserved groups of older people and which helps to shape practice and policy.
PhD in Public Health (Women's Health) - University of Adelaide, 2002
Master of Rehabilitation Counselling - Griffith University, 2018
BA Hons, 1st Class (Psychology)- University of Otago, NZ 1997
Current Research Projects:
PhD - APR 2017
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