People finder

Ruth Kent

Ruth Kent

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

  • Telephone:
    020 7815 8461
  • School/Division:
    Health and Social Care / Allied Health Sciences

Ruth Kent joined LSBU in January 2019 as a Lecturer in Physiotherapy. Ruth previously worked as a specialist physiotherapist in neuromuscular respiratory care at a London NHS teaching hospital. She has also worked within a Tier 3 specialist weight management service within the NHS. Ruth more recently worked as a Health and Wellbeing manager within a charity focusing on weight management and activities for older adults.

Ruth qualified from the University of the West of England with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2001 and subsequently completed an MSc in Adult Critical Care at Imperial College, London, in 2007. Ruth has completed further Masters modules in Long Term Conditions specialising in Obesity and Advanced Exercise Prescription.

As well as an extensive clinical background in respiratory care, Ruth also has a special interest in social prescribing, physical activity and health and wellbeing.

Ruth has lectured extensively in respiratory care on undergraduate and post graduate Physiotherapy courses. Ruth has also taught on specialist respiratory courses internationally. Ruth has spoken at national conferences including the Primary Care Conference and the MS Trust Conference as well as at local healthcare network groups.

Ruth completed her MSc dissertation in post-intensive care rehabilitation and presented a poster at a London based clinical governance symposium. She has written a number of abstracts which were presented at international conferences on Home Mechanical Ventilation.

View my publications at
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

Ruth is an avid parkrunner and is a volunteer Run Director at her local parkrun as well as delivering talks nationally on social prescribing. She has contributed to the London Sport; Sport for All consultation and the London Mayor’s Draft Sport Strategy.