Ruth is a registered associate nutritionist (ANutr) and active health researcher. Ruth completed an honours Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and a Research Masters. Ruth is a specialist in simple, practical and evidence-based nutrition for health and wellbeing in adults. She has a specialised interest in women’s health and wellbeing and managing the physiological changes that occur in the menopause journey and the influence of nutrition. Ruth also has a special interest in the health and wellbeing of the farming community following her award from the Irish Research Council to conduct Masters research in this space. Ruth likes to keep active in blue and green spaces but also loves the convenience of at home workouts.
Ruth’s research publications to date:
- ‘MenoWell’: A pilot 6-week novel, online, multimodal exercise and health education programme for women in all stages of menopause living in Laois, Ireland.
- A Systematic Literature Review of Interventions Aimed to Improve Dietary Intake and/or Nutrition Knowledge in Higher Education Students.
- An evaluation of dietary intake, quality, and adherence to WCRF/AICR recommendations in a cohort of cancer survivors.
- Reflections, Impact and Future Recommendations Following ‘Prime Time of Life’ – an Online 12-week Multimodal Physical Activity and Health Education Programme for Middle Aged and Older Adults in Laois.
- ‘Prime Time of Life’, A 12-Week Home-Based Online Multimodal Exercise Training and Health Education Programme for Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Laois.
- The impact of a 6-week community-based physical activity and health education intervention—a pilot study among Irish farmers.