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Dr Ruth Ashton is an Associate Professor in Clinical Exercise Science at Coventry University. Ruth completed her PhD in 2019 within the field of cancer and clinical exercise physiology.

Dr Ashton has been part of the development of several clinical investigations in patients with cardiovascular conditions, cancer, COVID-19 and Long Covid. Such investigations have used approaches to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes. She has previously been awarded research grants from The Urology Foundation, BIOREME and GILEAD Sciences, an American pharmaceutical company.

She is also an accredited RCCP Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert in Higher Education, University of Derby

Award Date: 1 Jul 2022

PhD - Supported progressive resistance training for countering the adverse side effects of prostate cancer treatment, Northumbria University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2019

MRes - Applied Science, University of Chester

Award Date: 1 Sept 2015

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chester

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

External positions

External Examiner - BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University



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