Ruth is a researcher with an interest in the interplay between the environment and person centred factors and how they influence mental health and behaviour. She has recently been involved in the Computerised Life Events Assessment Record (CLEAR) project, creating a new online system that can be used to measure life events contextually as well as capture measures of mental health, social support and demographics.
Part of the centre for abuse and trauma studies https://catsresearch.org.uk/
Bifulco, Antonia and Kagan, Lisa and Spence, Ruth and Nunn, Stephen and Bailey-Rodriguez, Deborah and Hosang, Georgina M. and Taylor, Matthew and Fisher, Helen L. (2019) Characteristics of severe life events, attachment style, and depression – Using a new online approach. British Journal of Clinical Psychology , 58 (4). pp. 427-439. ISSN 0144-6657
Bifulco, Antonia and Damiani, Rachele and Jacobs, Catherine and Bunn, Amanda and Spence, Ruth (2019) Partner violence in women - associations with childhood maltreatment, attachment style and major depression. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare | Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal (2). pp. 13-28. ISSN 1591-4267
Spence, Ruth and Kagan, Lisa and Bifulco, Antonia (2019) A contextual approach to trauma experience: lessons from life events research. Psychological Medicine , 49 (9). pp. 1409-1413. ISSN 0033-2917
Bifulco, Antonia and Jacobs, Catherine and Oskis, Andrea and Cavana, Francesca and Spence, Ruth (2019) Lifetime trauma, adversity and emotional disorder in older age women. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare | Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Interdisciplinary Journal (2). pp. 29-43. ISSN 1591-4267
Bifulco, Antonia and Spence, Ruth and Nunn, Stephen and Kagan, Lisa and Bailey-Rodriguez, Deborah and Hosang, Georgina M. and Taylor, Matthew and Fisher, Helen L. (2019) Web-based measure of life events using Computerized Life Events and Assessment Record (CLEAR): preliminary cross-sectional study of reliability, validity, and association with depression. JMIR Mental Health , 6 (1). ISSN 2368-7959