Ruth Brooks



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Ruth is a Principal Lecturer and Head of Undergraduate Management provision in the Business School. Ruth has worked in the education sector for twenty years and joined the University of Huddersfield in 2005.

Committed to the student experience, Ruth has developed undergraduate management courses to ensure they meet the needs of students by helping them to develop the skills and knowledge required by businesses today. Ruth has been nominated by students on multiple occasions for the staff Thank You awards and has been a finalist for her exceptional student support.

While at the university Ruth has successfully lead a number of teaching and learning initiatives on the course including a Personal Development Planning for Employability project and the launch of a pre-induction social network specifically for new management students. Ruth has been awarded external funding from the Higher Education Academy with an Individual Teaching Grant to promote the benefits of sandwich placements at university and support students in applying. Influenced by her own experience of sandwich placements while at university Ruth believes every student should have the opportunity of gaining work experience to support their studies.

Ruth’s commercial background is based in the finance sector, working for a large high street bank. Accompanied by business and research qualifications, Ruth leads on modules examining the role of work in our society and the development of employability skills. Ruth is experienced in teaching and supporting international students and has taught in Hong Kong delivering her final year module at partner organisations.

Ruth is currently an external examiner at Leeds University Business School. She has also been an external examiner on course validations for the University of Middlesex and the University of Ulster.

Additionally she has reviewed books and journal articles in the field of management and employability including being a guest editor on a special edition of the journal Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Gender 
  • Employee engagement 
  • Behaviour in the workplace

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference article

From pipe dream, to enterprise incubator, to award winning business: The case of Scriba PR

Kevill, A., Brooks, R. & Mallinson, K., 11 Nov 2019, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Undergraduate work placements: An analysis of the effects on career progression

    Brooks, R. & Youngson, P. L., 1 Sep 2016, In : Studies in Higher Education. 41, 9, p. 1563-1578 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 32 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Invited talk

    "Who wants a job anyway?" Student Approaches to Graduate Employability

    Ruth Brooks (Speaker)
    13 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk