Professor Ruth Taylor

Professor Ruth Taylor

Professor Ruth Taylor, Vice Principal (Education), University of Aberdeen and Deputy Theme Leader of QAA Scotland's new Enhancement Theme 'Resilient Learning Communities''

Ruth Taylor photoProfessor Ruth Taylor took up the role of Vice-Principal (Education) in November 2019. 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. Ruth is also responsible for leading the University’s work on the Race Equality Charter.

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 from 2013. She held an institutional role in the leadership of the student retention strategy. 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

Follow Ruth on Twitter: @ruthft1