Dr Ruth Mellor

Project Manager and Qualitative Research Fellow for Stroke and TIA

Primary Care Clinical Sciences


Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8578

Fax +44 (0)121 414 8616

Email r.mellor@bham.ac.uk

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Ruth Mellor is the Project Manager and Qualitative Research Fellow, on the Birmingham and Black Country Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) theme 7 (Stroke and TIA).


  • PhD Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2007-2011
  • MSc Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2006-07.
  • BSc Biology, Hons. Reproductive Biology, University of Edinburgh, 2001-05.


Ruth has had a mixed background, starting with an undergraduate degree in biology, but then moving into public health research methods. She has been fortunate to gain experience in both the think tank and government research environments, as well as at a couple of universities, which influences her perspectives on how and why research should be conducted and disseminated. Prior to joining Primary Care Clinical Sciences Ruth was working in the area of sexual health. 


Currently working on Theme 7 of the CLAHRC,  for more details please see: http://www.clahrc-bbc.nihr.ac.uk/research-projects/theme7/research_themes_7_management_stroke.html

Other activities

Ruth is founder of the Primary Care Clinical Sciences board game club, it is open to all and runs 12.30-13.30 on the 1st  and 3rd Friday of the month.


R.Jones, A. Biddlecom, L. Herbert and R.Mellor (2011) "Teens' Reflect on Their Sources of Contraceptive Information" Journal of Adolescent Research, 26(4) 423–446.

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