Ruth Muscat, Northumbria University / The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Ruth Muscat
PhD student / Evidence & Knowledge Specialist
Northumbria University / The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Ruth has been a health librarian since 2004, for much of that time in clinical support-type roles. She has worked at the Hammersmith Hospital Library, Imperial College, and various UCL medical libraries including Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Free Medical Library. Following a move out of London, she spent four years as the EBSCO Health Regional Sales Manager covering the north of the UK and Ireland, before moving back into health libraries as part of the team of Knowledge and Evidence Specialists at the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA, formerly Public Health England). Ruth currently splits her time between the role of Evidence & Knowledge Specialist at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, and being a PhD student with Northumbria University, working on an NIHR Applied Research Collaboration-funded PhD entitled Enhancing Knowledge Mobilisation Skills and Training For Health Librarians: a comparative case study analysis in the North East and North Cumbria (NENC). In her spare time she enjoys gardening, takes gentle walks with her husband in the Peak District where she lives, sings soprano in a couple of local choirs, is mother to six cats (at the last count), and reads and reviews lots of new fiction.