School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Ruth Powell

  • Role Title: Technician
  • Address: James Watson Building, 2 King Richard 1st Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 9284 4453
  • Email:
  • Department: School of Health Sciences and Social Work
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I trained as a Registered Nurse at the University of Portsmouth, graduating in 1997. I then worked as a Theatre Nurse at Poole Hospital, with the role of Lead Orthopaedic Nurse.

After having children I went to work for Asda where my role was servicing ATM machines and self-service tills. I have a degree in English Language and Literature from the Open University, and have also volunteered both as a Scout Leader and a Learning Support Assistant in a primary school.

I joined the University in 2014 as a Technical Assistant in Psychology, before moving to the School of Health Science and Social Work in 2016 as a Technician, with a particular responsibility for the Optometry Course.