Start date: October 2021
Primary supervisor: DR Hannah White
Secondary supervisor(s): Professor Emma Haycraft

Following a varied career in the civil service and the non-profit sector, Ruth returned to education and studied for a master’s in Psychology at Coventry University, Subsequently, she completed a Master’s in Social Science Research at Loughborough University.


Research Title: Exercise and calorie-tracking apps: Investigating the potential for harm.

Ruth is researching the relationship between fitness technology and unhealthy exercise.

External Activities

Funded by the ESRC through the Midlands Graduate School


  • Northey, R., (15th Jan 2020) Exploring antisocial behaviour in online dating platforms. Presentation at Emotion and Criminal Justice Cluster seminar, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K.
  • Northey, R., (6th March 2020) Antisocial online dating behaviours. Guest lecture at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K.
  • Northey, R., (31st July 2020) Antisocial behaviour in online dating platforms. Online video presentation at PsyPAG virtual annual conference.