Ruth Berry BSc (Hons), PGDip, PGCert, PA-R

Ruth Berry

Institute of Clinical Sciences

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Graduate School
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Physician Associate, Medical School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ruth is a lecturer on the Physician Associate Studies Programme, supporting members of the faculty to deliver teaching across a broad spectrum of topics.

Ruth also works in Primary Care as a Physician Associate.


Lecturer in Physician Associate Studies:

  • PA-R
  • PGCert in Advanced Primary Care Mental Health, Staffordshire University, 2014
  • PGDip in Physician Associate Studies, University of Wolverhampton, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science, University of Lincoln, 2007


After qualifying at the end of 2011, Ruth started her career as a PA in 2012 initially working in secondary care for a year and then moving into primary care in Sandwell.

She had a year working at a GP practice in North Worcestershire before moving back to work in Sandwell in 2017, taking on a Lead Physician Associate role within a GP partnership of 6 surgeries employing up to 8 Physician Associates. As the Lead PA for this partnership Ruth is responsible for the wellbeing and development of the team.