Ruth joined CRSP in 2019. Ruth is an early career qualitative researcher, with experience of innovative visual research methods including photo-elicitation interviews. Her most recent post was in Sociology at the University of Manchester, as a Research Associate on the ESRC-funded project ‘Experiences of ageing in place over time: a longitudinal perspective’.

As a Research Associate at CRSP she will be working on a longitudinal project, following families with low income, and on a project starting in February looking at the issues facing families with low to modest incomes where adults in their 20s continue to live with their parents. She will be working with Katherine Hill at CRSP on both these studies.


All of Ruth’s research to date looks at the impact of inequality on everyday life, and uses qualitative methods to understand the lived experiences of inequality. Ruth’s interests include migration, community, belonging and inequality and participatory visual methods.

Disruption and recovery of intangible resources during environmental crises: Longitudinal research on 'home' in post-disaster Puerto Rico

Sou, G. & Webber, R., 28 Aug 2019, In : Geoforum.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article