Ruth Smith
Ruth Smith
Deputy subject leader
University of Northampton

Ruth Smith is the Deputy Subject Leader for Nursing and Programme Lead for Nursing Associates at the University of Northampton. She is also a part time professional doctorate student and is researching nursing associate protected learning time. She did her undergraduate BA(Hons) and post graduate MSc at Oxford Brookes University. Ruth has had a really varied clinical career working across acute and specialist general medicine, surgery and intensive care. After working as a Sister, she specialised in practice development and critical care outreach. Her interests are simulation learning, learning in practice and all things related to the development of Nursing Associates. She has 2 children to whom she enjoys being taxi driver in chief and a cocker spaniel called Stan. You can follow her on twitter @RoofusSmith