Ruth is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of York UK where she started work in April 2008.
Her research interests focus on death, celebrity and popular culture and crime. She is a founder of the Death and Culture Network (DaCNet) and editor of Emerald Series in Death and Culture. Ruth is the author of Death, The Dead and Popular Culture (2018).
Ruth actively pursues public engagement with her research by writing for award winning blogs and scholarly news sites as well as appearing on television and radio.