What I do
Ruth is a development manager on evidence for public and social innovation.
Ruth joined the Nesta policy and research team in 2009, working on a range of projects across innovation, investment and growth, creative industries and public and social innovation.
Since December 2010 she has focused upon public and social innovation, and in particular leading the creation and development of the Alliance for Useful Evidence.
Having launched the Alliance for Useful Evidence, Ruth now leads on Nesta's wider programme of work on evidence, exploring what is useful evidence for public and social innovation.
Ruth has worked in a range of research settings, including as a consultant, for the Exmoor National Park Authority, and a sea turtle research programme in Panama.
Prior to Nesta, she worked on a range of community-led projects for a north-west based environmental regeneration charity.
Ruth holds a BA in Geography from University of Sheffield and is currently studying for a Masters in Social Research Methods.