University of Worcester Lecturer named Worcestershire Woman of the Year

Dr Ruth Jones has been named the Worcestershire Woman of the Year in recognition of her research into domestic and sexual violence, as well as her translation of this research into a number of services, including a 24-hour helpline and work with the Asha Women’s Centre. At the University of Worcester she also designed the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence, the first professional postgraduate qualification looking specifically at this issue, which has now been extended to a full Masters Degree at the University. Dr Jones has also been recognised by a number of Higher Education institutions, as well as the Department of Health and the Home Office.

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