Dr Ruth Price

Research Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences

Coleraine campus

Room W3016B,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,

Biomedical Sciences Research

Research Fellow

Dr Ruth Price


Ruth graduated from Ulster University with a BSc Hons (first class) in Food Science and Technology with a Diploma in Industrial studies, followed by a PhD in Nutrition.  She was appointed to her current role as Clinical Trials Manager in 2012 where she is responsible for supporting the design, approvals, implementation and monitoring of highly controlled human trials in various population groups, and the governance, legal and ethical issues associated with this work. The application of this work has provided Ruth with extensive experience in a wide range of research areas including dementia and technologies and devices to support health, such as wearables, point-of-care devices and clean water technology.

Her own main research area focuses on obesity, both prevention and treatment, and in measuring body composition, food choice and intake, and related eating behaviours. Ruth works closely with the School of Medicine at Ulster University in conducting first-in-human trials testing novel treatments for obesity.

In addition, Ruth works with a wide range of food companies to perform rigorous scientific testing of the potential health benefits associated with food products and dietary supplements, as well as in the discovery of new health benefits.

Research Interests

  • Obesity and nutrition
  • Food choice and eating behaviour
  • Agri-food nutrition & consumer innovation
  • Global nutrition and health
  • Assessment of body composition
  • Research Methodologies

Administrative Roles

Member of the:

  • School of Biomedical Sciences Ethics Filter Committee
  • Life & Health Science Faculty Research Funding Strategy Committee
  • Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food & Health (NICHE) PR and social media team
  • DXA Monitoring Group
  • Human Tissue Act Working Group
  • Research Governance Steering Committee
  • Biomedical Science Health and Safety Committee
  • Biomedical Athens Swan committee

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), co-chair of the NI IFST branch and Chair of IFST UK Volunteers Network
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Obesity
  • Member of the European Nutrition Leadership Platform (ENLP) Network
  • Member of the Nutrition Society (UK & Irish Section)
  • Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility (NICRF) steering group committee member
  • Northern Ireland Clinical Trial Unit (NICTU) steering group committee member
  • NICHE representative on Healthy Eating Liaison Group
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Founding Member of NNEdPro Mexico Regional Network

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Dr Ruth Price
Title Closing Date
AI and Northern Irelands School Pupils: Analysing and Modelling Health and Wellbeing Funded PhD Opportunity DfE CAST award in collaboration with Healthy Habits Technology Monday 1 July 2024 4:00PM