Profile Photo of Professor Ruth Strudwick, Chair of CAHPR East Anglia

Professor Ruth M Strudwick DProf MSc BSc(Hons) CTCert PGCE SFHEA FCR

Professor in Diagnostic Radiography.  Head of Allied Health Professions, University of Suffolk.

Career Overview

Ruth is Professor in Diagnostic Radiography and the Head of Allied Health Professions in the School of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Suffolk.

Ruth is a Diagnostic Radiographer by background. She has been a Lecturer since 2003, and before that worked as Clinical Lecturer at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and as a Diagnostic Radiographer at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

Ruth completed her professional doctorate in 2011 entitled ‘An ethnographic study of the culture in a Diagnostic Imaging Department’.   She continues to be research active and her funded research focusses on radiography professional practice and education, and on service evaluation. 

She teaches on several courses at the University of Suffolk and is interested in interprofessional working, clinical education, values-based practice and work-based culture.

Ruth leads the health service users and carers group and is passionate about service user and carer involvement in the curriculum.

Ruth’s other commitments including being the chair of the Association of Radiography Educators, the Editor of the Journal ‘Imaging and Oncology’, Chair of the Approval and Accreditation Board and   an assessor for the College of Radiographers, Committee member of the College of Radiographer’s Research Group, Chair of the CoRIPS grant award panel, an External Examiner for The University of Derby and the University of Exeter, Chair of the East Anglia Regional CAHPR Hub, and reviewer for several international journals.

Funded Research Projects

Ruth Has undertaken several funded research projects.

She has published extensively, writing journal articles, book chapters and giving conference presentations.  Her first book was published in 2021 entitled “The Ethnographic Radiographer”.  She is currently working on two further books.

Ruth is currently supervising four PhD students.