Ruth is a social gerontologist with a background in Public Health, Psychology and Rehabilitation Counselling. She is currently Associate Professor in Disability and Community Inclusion within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. Ruth is an expert in using qualitative methods to understand older people's experiences of ageing. Her research particularly focuses on late-life transitions, family caregiving and the intersection between disability and ageing. She is currently leading a project funded by the Australian Research Council titled 'Choosing the way forward: addressing post-parental housing transition needs of adults with intellectual disability and their older family carers'.
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
PhD - APR 2017
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