Ruth Turley

Ruth Turley

DECIPHer Research Fellow / SURE Systematic Reviewer and Business Manager

School of Social Sciences

Ruth Turley has extensive experience of conducting systematic reviews in public health and social sciences. She has expertise in advanced literature searching, critical appraisal, synthesis of a broad range of evidence types and teaching evidence-based methods.

Ruth has managed evidence review projects for a range of funders including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the Welsh Assembly Government and NHS Evidence. Recent research has included the effects of slum upgrading on health and social outcomes; barriers and facilitators to children's lifestyle weight management services; social determinants of child health and older people; and tobacco harm reduction. Ruth is also one of the Trial Search Coordinators for the Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG); providing information support and guidance to review authors and quality assurance of search methods employed in CPHG reviews.

Ruth's current work in DECIPHer focuses on developing the information management skills and systematic review capacity amongst public health researchers and professionals. She combines her DECIPHer role with her on-going work as a member of the Support Unit for Research Evidence (SURE)

  • Social determinants of health and wellbeing
  • Systematic review methodologies; with a particular focus on complex interventions, logic models, and synthesis of qualitative / mixed-methods evidence