Dr Ruth Strudwick DProf, MSc, BSc (Hons), CTCert, PGCE, SFHEA

Career Overview

Ruth is an Associate Professor and the Subject Lead for Radiography and Interprofessional Learning 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 is the course leader for the Interprofessional Learning (IPL) programme which includes all Pre-Registration Health and Social Care students.

Ruth’s other commitments including being the chair of the Association of Radiography Educators, the Editor of the Journal ‘Imaging and Oncology’ an accredited assessor for the Society and College of Radiographers, Chair and 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 five international journals ‘The Journal of Organisational Ethnography’, ‘Radiography’, the ‘Journal of Social Science & Allied Health Professions’ the ‘British Journal of Radiology’ and ‘Disability and Rehabilitation’. 

Funded Research Projects

The Debenham Project:  Evaluating the Provision, Availability, Cost, and Quality of Health and Social Care for Older People in a Rural Community.

An Exploration of Values Based Radiography from the perspective of the service user, radiographer and radiology manager, CoRIPS Funded Project.

Dementia Together service evaluation with Sue Ryder.

Does the Undergraduate course content influence perception of breast imaging and consideration of the specialism as a career option? Symposium Mammographicum Funded Project.

An investigation into breast imaging as part of the undergraduate (UG) education of diagnostic radiography students in the UK, CoRIPS funded project.