Freeman, Ruth

Professor

  • United Kingdom

  • 2694 Citations
  • 30 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

Dental Anxiety, Communication and the Dental Team: Responses to Fearful Patients

Freeman, R. & Humphris, G., Aug 2019, In : Journal of the California Dental Association. 47, 8, p. 495-500 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dental Anxiety
Tooth
Communication
Fear
Emotions

Dental students’ and patients’ perceived importance and knowledge of dental anxiety

Korpela, I., Vaununmaa, K., Tolvanen, M., Suominen, A., Freeman, R. & Lahti, S., 20 Aug 2019, In : European Journal of Dental Education. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dental Anxiety
Dental Students
anxiety
student
Fear
Dental Students
teaching style
communication skills
theater
Teaching
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Open Access
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Preschool Children
Observational Studies
Tooth
Referral and Consultation
Communication
51 Downloads (Pure)

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
File
Prisons
Scotland
Tooth
Cross-Sectional Studies
Oral Health

Prizes

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Pump-Priming Awards

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Oral Health
School Dentistry
Scotland
Research
Delivery of Health Care

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

International Medical University

Ruth Freeman (Visiting researcher)
19 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

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

International Medical University

Ruth Freeman (Visiting researcher)
19 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

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

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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