Ruth Hurley

Graduate Teaching Assistant

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB125

As a GTA Ruth works in teaching a facilitating learning across the department. She studied at UCLan herself, and worked as a Research Assistant for the Loneliness and Social Adjustment Group since 2011. Her main research focus is Developmental Psychology. 

Full Profile

Ruth studied Computing and Psychology at UCLAN and worked for several years in the civil service, before qualifying as an ICT teacher. She returned to UCLAN to completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies (a qualification approved by the British Psychological Association conferring graduate basis for registration). She is currently teaching as a GTA and undertaking a PhD at UCLan in loneliness and child health.

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies, UCLan, 2014
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary/Further ICT),University of Cumbria, 2009
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Computing and Psychology, UCLan, 2004

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • British Psychological Association (Graduate member)

Research Activities

  • Researching the effects of loneliness on physical and mental health of children