Ruth Barker (PhD)

Evaluation Programme Manager

Ruth joined the organisation in April 2021. She has ten years’ clinical experience working as a physiotherapist within the national health service, having qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2011. Before joining Health Innovation Wessex (formerly Wessex AHSN), she obtained NIHR funding for MRes in Clinical Research from St George's, University of London in 2014, and NIHR funding for a Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London in 2018.

Ruth has previously been involved in studies using mixed methods approaches and co-design principles, with her most recent work having an emphasis on stakeholder acceptability and model of care feasibility.

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