Ruman completed her undergraduate BSc in Psychology at the University of Nottingham, UK in 2016. She continued her postgraduate studies in Nottingham and completed an MSc in Psychology Research Methods in 2017 and a PhD in Psychology in 2021, under the supervision of Dr Harriet Allen and Dr Lucy Cragg. Her PhD investigated the development of cognitive control across the lifespan where she developed a modified cued visual search task to measure attentional and distracter-inhibition abilities in children and adults.
Currently, Ruman is working as a postdoctoral research fellow with the Applied Memory Lab under the supervision of Dr Melissa Colloff. Ruman is currently exploring what metacognitive cues (e.g. confidence ratings, facial/body gestures) in children are the most useful for informing the police about the accuracy of child eyewitness memory.