Ruth is a Research Assistant on the Spencer Foundation funded project Faith Schooling: Principles and Policies. She is in the final stages of a PhD in Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, and her thesis (Faith Schools in the Liberal Context: Proscription, Accommodation or Transformation?) focuses on the legitimacy of religious schools in liberal democracies.
Ruth's academic background is in philosophy (BA and MPhil), but prior to moving into academia she worked as a primary school teacher in Birmingham and the West Midlands for six years.
She currently teaches on a Philosophy of Education programme at the University of Birmingham and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.
Ruth has a wide range of research interests in the field of philosophy of education and political theory. These include (but are not limited to) religious education, citizenship education, politics and education, liberal theory, moral education, private education and selective education.