Freeman, Ruth

Professor

  • United Kingdom

  • 2895 Citations
  • 30 h-Index
1985 …2024

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Personal profile

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.

Research

Abuhaloob L (PI), Freeman R.Building partnership with LMICs to develop maternal and child health promotion.  GCRF Pump-priming Award. £7,000. 2017

Research

Freeman R(PI), Clarkson J, Mossey P, MacGillvary S. Testing the feasibility and acceptability of incorporating the TIPPS intervention into WHO maternal health care programmes in primary care to enhance infant birthweight byimproving maternal gum health. GCRF funding £28.771. 2019-2020

Research

Mossey P(PI), Merrylees N, Freeman R, Palmer C, McCrimmon R, McFadden A, Buckman S, Cinar A. Effectiveness of the Health Coaching model for primary prevention of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Malawi. GCRF funding £22,675

Research

Van Blerk L (PI), Mc Fadden A, Freeman R. Growing up on the Streets fellowship programme:  Building capacity and creating influence. GCRF funding £39,992.00. 2020

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Medical Science, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 1 Jan 1991

Master of Science, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984

Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 1 Jan 1983

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 1 Jan 1979

External positions

Honorary Professor, Central South University

Oct 2018Oct 2023

Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Tayside

1 Aug 2013 → …

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Research Output

Best-practice prevention alone or with conventional or biological caries management for 3- to 7-year-olds: the FiCTION three-arm RCT

Maguire, A., Clarkson, J. E., Douglas, G. V., Ryan, V., Homer, T., Marshman, Z., McColl, E., Wilson, N., Vale, L., Robertson, M., Abouhajar, A., Holmes, R. D., Freeman, R., Chadwick, B., Deery, C., Wong, F. & Innes, N. P. T., 1 Jan 2020, In : Health Technology Assessment. 24, 1, p. 1-174 174 p.

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    Child Caries management: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Dental Practice

    Innes, N. P., Clarkson, J. E., Douglas, G. V. A., Ryan, V., Wilson, N., Homer, T., Marshman, Z., McColl, E., Vale, L., Robertson, M., Abouhajar, A., Holmes, R. D., Freeman, R., Chadwick, B., Deery, C., Wong, F. & Maguire, A., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Dental Research. 99, 1, p. 36-43 8 p.

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    Children and parents’ perspectives on the acceptability of three management strategies for dental caries in primary teeth within the ‘Filling Children’s Teeth: Indicated or Not’ (FiCTION) randomised controlled trial – a qualitative study

    El-Yousfi, S., Innes, N. P. T., Holmes, R. D., Freeman, R., Cunningham, K. B., McColl, E., Maguire, A., Douglas, G. V. A., Clarkson, J. E. & Marshman, Z., 12 Mar 2020, In : BMC Oral Health. 20, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 69.

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  • Dental professionals’ experiences of managing children with carious lesions in their primary teeth – a qualitative study within the FiCTION randomised controlled trial

    Marshman, Z., Kettle, J. E., Holmes, R. D., Cunningham, K. B., Freeman, R., Gibson, B. J., McColl, E., Maguire, A., Douglas, G. V. A., Clarkson, J. E. & Innes, N. P. T., 4 Mar 2020, In : BMC Oral Health. 20, p. 1-16 16 p., 64.

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    Prizes

    Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Pump-Priming Awards

    Lamis Abuhaloob (Recipient) & Ruth Freeman (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Keith Woods Memorial Prize

    Albert Yeung (Recipient), Emma Coles (Recipient), Anne Moore (Recipient), Celia Watt (Recipient) & Ruth Freeman (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • The Ian Stevenson Award for Excellence in Public Engagement

    Ruth Freeman (Recipient), 26 Feb 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Is oral health an important factor for mental health among people in custody in Scottish prisons?

    Garima Arora (Speaker), Gerry Humphris (Contributor), Derek Richards (Contributor), Satu Lahti (Contributor), Ruth Freeman (Contributor)
    28 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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    Health promotion: the road to rehabilitation

    Ruth Freeman (Member)
    21 Jan 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

    Criminal Justice and Human Rights

    Ruth Freeman (Member)
    16 Oct 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

    A captive audience: improving health communications for people in custody using health coaching

    Ruth Freeman (Speaker)
    24 May 2019

    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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    Exploring the Childhood Dental Caries-Bodyweight Relationship: A Quality Assessment of Routinely Collected Data

    Author: Carson, S. J., 2020

    Supervisor: Freeman, R. (Supervisor) & Hector, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    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