Ruby is a solicitor with over 27 years’ experience in the legal field. She brings over 25 years’ experience as a non-executive director. She is a Trustee at Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust, and Dixon Multi Academies Charitable Trust Ltd.
She also has over 30 years experience supporting the voluntary / third sector and holds various non executive director positions in this field.
She is Chair of the Wolfson Centre for Applied Research and Board Member for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Yorkshire and Humber board. She has supported the University since 2007 and is currently a member of the Service User and Carers Advisory Board, advising on strategy and policy for the involvement of service users and carers in the Faculty of Health. She is a Reviewer for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Assessor for NHS National Innovation Accelerator ( NIA). Ruby sits as a lay Associate Hospital Manager for the Mental Health Department, for Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT).
Ruby has recently been appointed on the NHS England Patient and Public Voice Assurance Group (PPV AG) and NIHR Recovery, Resilience and Growth Group (RRG). She was previously a member of NIHR Urgent Public Health Review Panel.
Ruby is an Associate Lecturer and was awarded an OBE in housing and young people. She was also awarded a honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford.