Portrait of  Ruth Neville Ruth Neville

r.neville@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472659


Ruth is the Course Leader for the work based route in social work. Ruth has many years of experience working as a social worker in voluntary and independent childcare organisations. Her teaching and research interests reflect a strong commitment to involving service users and carers in all aspects of social care education and training. Ruth is currently working closely with a group of young looked after people from neighbouring local authorities. The group, Uni 4 U, R U 4 Uni? has been central in helping the University both understand and address the barriers that young looked after people can face when accessing higher education.

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Ruth is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Considine, T., Hollingdale, P. and Neville, R. (2015) ‘Social work, pastoral care and resiliencePastoral Care in Education , pp. 1-6. ISSN 0264-3944


Warwick, I., Neville, R. and Smith, K. (2006) ‘My life in Huddersfield: Supporting young asylum seekers and refugees to record their experiences of living in HuddersfieldSocial Work Education , 25 (2), pp. 129-137. ISSN 0261-5479

Research Degree Supervision

Ruth's expertise in research supervision is in the areas of knowledge of HIV/AIDS, looked-after children and child-centred approaches.  She is currently part of a PhD supervision team with the Department of Media & Journalism, the focus of which is the use of documentary film to challenge stigma and discrimination among AIDS orphans in Tanzania.