Ruth Charles is a member of academic-related staff who previously served on the Board of Scrutiny. She is the IT Director at Newnham College and also works as a Change Manager in the University Information Services.
Prior to that she held a range of IT roles in industry spanning a range of sectors including embedded operating systems, software development and design applications as well as banking systems used globally.
Ruth read Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge and then completed her DPhil in Prehistoric Archaeology at Oxford, followed by a successful career as a post-doctoral researcher at first Oxford and then Newcastle Universities. She has conducted fieldwork in Europe and Africa and published widely in her field before moving into industry. She has a strong commitment to the University as a self governing body of scholars.