OBE Ruth Jones


Head of Department: Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associate/Principal Lecturer

Senior Management Team

Contact Details

email: r.jones@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 85 2355

2013 Postgraduate Certificate: Academic Course Leaders Programme
2012 Postgraduate Certificate in Family Law and Expert Witness Testimony
2011 Postgraduate Certificate In Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2010 A1 Assessor Award
2009 Mental Health First Aid Facilitators Certificate
2008 Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods
2008 Training Parent Educators Facilitators Certificate
2005 Pregnancy and Domestic Violence Programme Facilitators Certificate
2004 MA Contemporary Studies: Sociology
2004 The Freedom Programme Facilitators Certificate
2002 7307 Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners
2001 BA (Hons) Sociology & Women's Studies
1996 Certificate in Accountancy
1996 City &Guilds Information and Learning Technology
1995 Certificate in Business Administration
1987 Diploma in Nursery Nursing


2014 OBE (Order of the British Empire) HM Government
2012 Inspirational Woman of Europe Europe Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
2012 HEA Fellow Higher Education Academy
2011 Worcestershire Woman of Achievement Award
2011 Department of Health National Support Team for Response to Sexual Recognition for Excellence in Research
2010 Winner of Applied Social Research Competition UK Universities

Teaching & Research

Specialist teaching, research and consultancy areas

Domestic Abuse
Sexual Violence
Historical perspectives of violence and abuse
The family
Social Theory
Research skills
Social Welfare Services and service user perspectives
Gender and Development

I am passionate and committed to providing a stimulating and inclusive environment in which to study and understand violence and abuse and its prevention - regardless of who it is perpetrated by, against or between.

The NCSPVA aims to make a significant contribution to knowledge, knowledge transfer, evidence based policy and practice and ultimately to prevention.

Professional Experience

Brief Employment History
Senior Lecturer Applied Social Science University of Worcester
Training Manager Asha Women's Centre Worcester
Training Manager Relate Worcestershire
Training Officer Sandwell Against Domestic Violence Project
Development Worker Worcester and Malvern Women's Aid
Volunteer work Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Probations and The Foundation (sexual health)
Vice Chair National Childbirth Trust

Membership of subject associations and professional bodies
Associate and Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Forum
Gender and Development Network Violence Against Women Working Group
Beacons Development Centre
Crown Prosecution Gender Based Violence Panel
UN Women
Institute of Legal Executives
West Midlands Regional Anti Trafficking Group
Queens University Belfast Domestic Violence Research Special Interest Group
Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Group
Parent Abuse Network
NSPCC Children, Young People and Families Research Group
International Family Aggression Society
Women's Aid Federation of England
British Sociological Association Violence Against Women Study Group
Amnesty International
Rape Crisis England and Wales
UK Universities Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Working Group
Worcestershire Domestic Abuse Workforce Development Group
UK Universities Bystander Training Expert Advisory Pane


Jones, R. et al (2014) Response to Murray, R. (2014) Practical Strategies for writing for Publication: Its not just about time International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
2012 Book Review: Violent Fathering and the Risks to Children: The Need for Change Network summer 2012 British Sociological Association
Jones, R. (2011) A Training Programme for working with Abusive men in Fiji Really MAD & the University of the South Pacific
Jones, R. (2010) The Crime Of Domestic Violence in Criminology Matters Vol. 4
Jones, R. (2010) Sexual Violence Training and Resource Pack for Health Professionals Coventry PCT
Jones, R. (2010) Sexual Violence Workers Handbook Worcestershire Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre
Jones, R. (2008) Domestic Violence: Supporting Women and Asking the Question Chapter 11 in Edwins, J. (2008) Community Midwifery Practice Blackwell
Jones, R. (2006) A Subject worthy of in depth study in Community Care June 19th 2006
Jones, R. (2005) Healthy relationships: A PHSE programme Relate Central
Jones, R. (2004) Domestic Violence Resource Pack Sandwell Council
Jones, R. (2001) Multi Agency Domestic Violence Guidelines Sandwell council 2nd edition


2014 Evaluation of the Freedom Programme for Professionals Worcestershire County Council
2014 Evaluation of the Make the Change Voluntary Perpetrator Programme Somerset County Council
2011 An evaluation of Worcestershire Safeguarding Childrens Board Pilot implementation of Return Interviews for Children who go Missing from Home or Care
2011 A Review of Domestic Abuse Services in Staffordshire County Council
2010 Training package and care pathways for front line workers in relation to sexual violence Coventry PCT
2010 A Needs and Gaps Analysis to Inform the Development of Sexual Violence Strategy in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Shropshire & Telford & Wrekin Councils
2009 The Feasibility of developing a MRES (Master of Research) course at the University of Worcester
2009 Research into the Student Experience University of Worcester
2009 An Evaluation of Walsall Domestic Abuse Response Team
2009 An Audit of Domestic Abuse Training Provision, Effectiveness and Gaps in Worcestershire Worcestershire County Council
2004 Healthy Relationships Programme Relate

Most recent conference presentations

2014 Crime and the Criminal Justice Process in West Mercia University of Worcester (Convener)
2014 The ISVA Toolkit Rape Crisis England and Wales National conference
2013 Violence and Abuse perpetrated by young people against parents West Mercia Women's Aid Annual General Meeting
2013 Co-convener and Chair - Research in Focus Conference: Policy, People and Practice University of Worcester
2013 The Impact of domestic violence on children and parent/child relationships - Event Convener closing comments University of Worcester
2013 The future of the ISVA: Practice and Professional Identity Northern ISVA Professional Development Conference
2013 Presentation and commentary: Conceptualising Gender based violence for Research Policy and Practice Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
2013 Violence and Abuse Against those with disabilities- Event Convener and opening comments University of Worcester
2013 Domestic Violence: Policy & Practice in England & Wales Moscow City Pedagogical University Moscow, Russia
2013 Stalking: Know the Law Use the Law (Convener) University of Worcester
2013 the National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse Worcestershire Centre for Health and Wellbeing University of Worcester
2013 Coalition Government Policy and Ideology and the impact on Domestic abuse services Warwick University
2012 West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioners Hustings event
2012 National Occupational Standards and the ISVA Qualification Rape Crisis of England & Wales National Conference
2012 Domestic Violence: What the Research Tells us Herefordshire Safeguarding Childrens Board Annual Conference Hereford
2011 Rape Crisis Centres: What we know and why we need them Launch of Hereford Rape Crisis Centre Hereford Town Hall
2011 Domestic Violence in the UK: Lessons Learnt Domestic Violence Conference & panel discussion University of the South Pacific Fiji
2011 Researching Domestic Violence: What we have learnt through research in the UK and how we can take this forward Domestic Violence Conference University of the South Pacific Fiji
2011 Parent Abuse Parenting Symposium Queens University Belfast

External Responsibilities