Professor Ruth Fee

Interim Dean of Academic Business Development

Director's Office

Belfast campus

Room BA-04-010,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,
Interim Dean of Academic Business Development

Professor Ruth Fee


Professor Fee is a Professor of Public Services Education and began her career at Ulster University in 1992 as a researcher in public procurement and has recently completed a five-year term as Associate Dean for Education within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Fee takes an active role in learning, teaching and civic engagement within Ulster University that includes access to Higher Education and widening participation, accreditation of prior and work-based learning, and working with a range of collaborative partners of Ulster University including the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), the Northern Ireland Prison Service, Health and Social Care Trusts and regional colleges.

Professor Fee is currently Director of Policing at Ulster University and is the lead agent for educational partnerships with the Police College NI. At an international level she has designed programmes with a range of providers and has established relationships with a number of US and Canadian institutions including Rider University and the University of Guelph-Humber.

Professor Fee has a worked on a series of European Commission projects within the security domain contributing to the development of social, ethical, legal and privacy framework across a diverse portfolio of projects encompassing policing, counterterrorism, cyber security and digital forensics. Projects within the H2020 portfolio include INSPEC2T, ASGARD and GAP.

She is currently a member of the independent ethics/advisory boards within ITFLOWS, APPRAISE and RESCUER. Professor Fee is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the UK Higher Education Forum for Policing and the associated Research Hub. She is a member of the QAA Advisory Group for the first Subject Benchmark Statement for Policing.