Professor Ruth Taylor is Vice-Principal Education. She is responsible for leading the effective delivery of the University’s strategic objectives for Education. Areas of responsibility include: quality and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment; student experience and engagement, including student support; student success; employability and entrepreneurship; quality assurance and enhancement across the provision; and student mobility.
Ruth is also responsible for leading the University’s work on the Race Equality Charter and Strategy, and on Decolonising the Curriculum.
Ruth is deputy chair of the QAA Scotland Enhancement Theme (Resilient Learning Communities), and deputy chair of an Advance HE and QAA Scotland joint project on the Anti-Racist Curriculum.
Ruth was previously Senior Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of a Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, and Professor of Nurse Education, at Anglia Ruskin University. She held an institutional roles in the leadership of the student retention strategy including the development of a university-wide revised personal tutor role. Prior to that she worked at The Robert Gordon University in a leadership role in the School of Nursing and Midwifery having had a career in clinical nursing practice for 15 years.
Ruth’s research interests include student retention, the first-year student experience, social capital in the context of the student experience, compassion in healthcare practice, and student leadership in healthcare practice.
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