Ruth Spence

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    Ruth Spence

    Research Fellow

    Middlesex University London

Ruth joined the Nuffield Trust in April 2013 after completing her PhD in developmental psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Ruth’s research involved using a mixed methods approach to investigate how personality and temperament influence mental health service use in adolescents.

Prior to beginning her PhD she worked as a researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry. She was involved in a study assessing the impact of functional family therapy on adolescent antisocial behavior and an evaluation of medium secure services for personality disordered offenders.