Freeman, Ruth

Professor

  • United Kingdom

  • 2600 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1985 …2024
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Biography

Ruth Freeman qualified in dentistry in 1979 at The Queen’s University of Belfast. Under the tutelage of Professor Neil Swallow, she completed her PhD in 1983.  She studied at the University of London where she completed her training in Dental Public Health.  She is a Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians (UK).  Ruth worked as a lecturer in Dental Public Health and Dental Practice at University College London with Professor Aubrey Sheiham before returning to Queen’s University of Belfast where she was Professor of Dental Public Health.  She is currently Professor of Dental Public Health Research and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health. She is Director of the Oral Health and Health Research Programme and is Co-Director of the Dental Health Services Research Unit at the University of Dundee.

Biography

Honorary Professor, Central South Universities, Changsha, China

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Medical Science, Queen's University Belfast

Master of Science, University of London

Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Queen's University Belfast

External positions

Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Tayside

1 Aug 2013 → …

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Projects 2012 2024

Research Output 1985 2019

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Factors Associated with Accessing Prison Dental Services in Scotland: A Cross-Sectional Study

Freeman, R. & Richards, D., Mar 2019, In : Dentistry Journal. 7, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Prisons
Scotland
Tooth
Cross-Sectional Studies
Oral Health
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housing policy
health promotion
homelessness
well-being
health
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interaction
health
evaluation
homelessness
organization
Saudi Arabia
Psychometrics
Statistical Factor Analysis
Fear
Appointments and Schedules
Dental Anxiety
Tooth
Psychology
Communication
Demography

Prizes

The Ian Stevenson Award for Excellence in Public Engagement

Ruth Freeman (Recipient), 26 Feb 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dentistry
Nursing
Medicine
Research

Activities 2000 2019

Inclusion oral health: a theoretical framework for policy, research and practice

Ruth Freeman (Keynote speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Dentist-patient communication skills

Ruth Freeman (Invited speaker), Siyang Yuan (Organiser)
14 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The Scottish Oral Health Improvement Programme (SOHIPP): an action research programme

Ruth Freeman (Keynote speaker)
26 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Thesis

A qualitative exploration of the public and private faces of homelessness: engaging homeless people with health promotion

Author: Coles, E., 2013

Supervisor: Freeman, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Characterising homeless people in Scotland: can oral health, health and psycho-social wellbeing enhance the ETHOS typology of homelessness?

Author: Collins, J., 2012

Supervisor: Freeman, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Dentists and their Willingness to Treat Adolescents with Learning Disabilities : a Survey of Accessibility in Primary Dental Care

Author: Coyle, C., 2011

Supervisor: Freeman, R. (Supervisor) & Pitts, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy

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Knowledge, attitudes and clinical behaviours : an audit of the management of dry mouth by general dental practitioners in NHS Tayside

Author: Abdelghany, A., 2010

Supervisor: Freeman, R. (Supervisor) & Nolan, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Dental Science

Parental intentions to provide healthy diets for pre‐school children

Author: Tripathee, S., 2014

Supervisor: Freeman, R. (Supervisor) & Chambers, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

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