Skip to main content

Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick

CASE Visiting Professor


Ruth is professor at Social Policy at the University of York. Her research employs participatory and qualitative approaches to better understand experiences of social security and poverty, and the impact of recent policy changes. Most recently, she has led the Covid Realities research programme, and now leads it successor - Changing Realities, which works with over 100 parents and carers on a low-income to document everyday life and push for change. She has also recently undertaken research on the impact of the benefit cap and the two-child limit; and has an interest in better understanding the fast-changing relationship between devolution and social security within the UK.