Ruth Jones

Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Consultant specialising in domestic and sexual violence

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 2355

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


Teaching & Research


·         Domestic and sexual violence
·         Social Theory, Social Policy and Social Welfare
·         The Family and other interpersonal relationships
·         Research methodology, methods and tools of analysis
·         Provision of Social Welfare services and service user perspectives 


·         Domestic and sexual violence
·         Safeguarding
·         The Family and other interpersonal relationships
·         Social Welfare service provision
·         Service user perspectives


Professional Experience

Research and Consultancy work for a wider range of statutory and voluntary sector bodies, the corporate sector and educational establishment in issues relating to domestic and sexual violence including but not exhaustive of:  

·         An evaluation of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board Pilot implementation of Return Interviews for Children who go Missing from Home or Care Worcestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board
·         A Review of Domestic Abuse Services in Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council   2010
·         SupportWorks: A Statistical Impact Evaluation Stonham Housing Association
·         A Needs and Gaps Analysis to Inform the Development of Sexual Violence  Strategy in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin 2009
·         Research into the feasibility of developing a MRES (Master of Research)course at  the University of Worcester
·         Research into the Student Experience University of Worcester
·         An Evaluation of Walsall Domestic Abuse Response Team
·         An Audit of Domestic Abuse Training Provision, Effectiveness and Gaps in Worcestershire  

·         Ministry for Women and Child Welfare Suva, Fiji, South Pacific Consultation on putting policy into practice in relation to domestic violence and child protection
·         Really MAD (Really Making a Difference) Fiji South Pacific To work with volunteers on the Really Mad Volunteer programme to train them on issues of domestic violence, working with abusive men and supporting victims and the production of a programme for working with abusive men.
·         Skills for Justice Mapping Educational Course to the Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards
·         Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse Development of Local Authority Sexual Violence Strategy
·         Dudley Sexual Violence Forum Development of Local Authority Sexual Violence Strategy
·         Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse Development of Domestic Violence Training Strategy   2010
·         Crown Prosecution Service Consultation on Policy Statement on Prosecuting Cases of Human Trafficking
·         Walsall Domestic Violence Forum Development of an educational programme for survivors
·         Coventry PCT Development of training package and care pathways for front line workers in relation to sexual violence
·         Crown Prosecution Service Consultant on development of Core Standards
·         Worcestershire Primary Care Trust To write and deliver training around mandatory routine screening for domestic violence by midwives and speaker on seminars for midwives held four times per years by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust
·         Workers Education Association Design and delivery of Level 2 domestic violence course
·         Crown Prosecution Service Consultation on the development of Core Standards


2008 Domestic Violence: Supporting Women and Asking the Question Chapter 11 in Community Midwifery Practice Blackwell

2006 A Subject worthy of in depth study Interview in Community Care June 19th

2005 Healthy relationships - PHSE programme Relate Central

2004 Certificate in Professional Development: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence

2004 Domestic Violence resource pack

2001 Updated existing Multi Agency Domestic Violence Guidelines (Sandwell)

1998 Domestic Violence Training Packs tailored to suit needs of organisations


Conference and seminar presentations including but not exhaustive of:

·         Domestic Violence in the UK: Lessons Learnt: Presentation and panel discussion University of the South Pacific Fiji
·         Researching Domestic Violence: What we have learnt through research in the UK and how we can take this forward University of the South Pacific Fiji 
·         Leadership and Management Project  University of Worcester
·         Parent Abuse – Parenting Symposium Queens University Belfast
·         Understanding Domestic Abuse and Supporting those who experience it Worcestershire Youth Offending Service
·         Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse Health Visitor and Community Practitioner Development Group Droitwich Worcestershire  


External Responsibilities

Member of:
Queens University Belfast Domestic Violence Research Special Interest Group 
Scottish Gender-Based Violence Research Network 
Parent Abuse Network
Worcestershire Domestic Abuse Training and Education Group (Chair)
Crown Prosecution Service Violence Against Women Sentencing Panel
Institute of Learning (ifL) No.AB031053
NSPCC Children, Young People and Families Research Group
HEVAN (Health Ending Violence and Abuse Now)
Amnesty International
Women’s Aid Federation of England
Rape Crisis England and Wales
International Family Aggression Society
Skills for Justice Group on mapping educational courses to the Skills  for Justice National Occupational Standards
West Mercia Sexual Abuse Referral Centre Development Group
Trustee of Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
Women’s National Commission – Department of Trade and Industry
Consultation Group on the Governments paper ‘Safety and Justice  

Reviewer for the Journal of Family Violence  

Mentor for students undertaking their Certificate of Education at Worcester College  of Technology  
Supervisor for undergraduate and Postgraduate student independent studies and dissertations at the University of Worcester  
Consultant for a wide range of statutory agencies, voluntary organisations, the corporate sector and educational establishments on issues relating to domestic and sexual violence

2011 Worcestershire Woman of Achievement Award  
2010 Department of Health National Support Team for Response to Sexual Violence Recognition for Excellence in Research  
2010 Winner of Applied Social Research Competition