Professor Ruth Forrest

Education, Excercise and Wellbeing

Professor Ruth Forrest is an educationalist from Ireland. As well as having a PhD from Dublin City University, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from the Open University, UK, a BSc (Hons) in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University, UK and a Diploma in Social Studies from the IFAE (The Hague). Ruth is a former lecturer in Maynooth University, Ireland. Her area of specialism was as Co-ordinator of Research on the Bachelor of Education programme. She is particularly interested in MOOCs and has completed ten courses online, in subjects ranging from Psychology to Peri-operative Medicine. Ruth is currently engaged in research on the role of exercise in the treatment of neurological disorders, particularly Parkinson’s Disease