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Ruth Cross Leeds Beckett University, UK

Ruth Cross is the Course Director for Health Promotion at Leeds Beckett University. She teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within health promotion on subjects such as health communication, health psychology, critical public health and global health. Ruth worked as a Registered General Nurse for many years in England and overseas before moving into academia after completing an MSc in Health Promotion and Education. Ruth also has a PhD in Critical Health Psychology and was editor of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education for six years. She has published widely in the health-promotion field including peer-viewed papers and several co-authored textbooks such as The Essentials of Health Promotion (2022), Health Promotion: Global Principles and Practice (2021), and Health Promotion: Planning and Strategies (2019).