Ruth is a proud GP and academic with nearly a decade of experience as a senior healthcare leader, including latterly as Chair of the organisation that oversees the running of the NHS in Manchester. She is Lead for Ethics and Law at Manchester Medical School and has particular expertise in health inequalities, inclusion health, homeless healthcare and Complex Safeguarding. Through her board roles, she has been actively involved in Arts and Creative Health for several years now, believing passionately that good health comes from so much more than medicine alone. She is a devoted mum to two sons, one of whom is, very usefully, a walking encyclopaedia of film. When life allows, she loves to spend her spare time singing and dancing, sometimes on stage, sometimes simply round her kitchen.