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Academic Biography

Ruth served as a police officer with Cleveland Police for much of her working career. During this time she experienced a range of operational roles, including uniformed policing in Stockton, Middlesbrough and South Bank, and was a Roads Policing Officer, and Custody Officer.

As a detective she was engaged in a number of major crime investigations, including murder and rape, and whilst attached to Special Branch, completed a 6-month secondment to a national unit based at New Scotland Yard.

During her service she was also a police trainer with responsibilities for probationer training, management training, trainer development and was an A1 NVQ Assessor.

On retirement she joined Teesside University’s Law Policing and Investigation Team and has taught and managed a number of police programmes, including the Police Foundation Degree, PCSOs, and ICIDP with Cleveland Police, the Firearms Instructors Course with the Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency, and the Ports Facility Security Course with PD Ports. She has worked with partner organisations including ISA, NECC and HM Prisons teaching initial teaching skills. She teaches on the BSc Crime and Investigation course, and more recently became course leader of the BSc Policing, and the BSc Police Studies (Top-Up) courses.

She has had a number of journal articles published in national and international publications and has contributed a chapter to a policing textbook.

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Research Output 2010 2019

Embedding employability within Higher Education for the profession of policing

Pepper, I. & McGrath, R., 31 Jan 2019, In : Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. 29 p.

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A Higher Education programme designed to encourage informed career decisions and career retention of police officers

McGrath, R. R. & Pepper, I. K. I., Dec 2011, In : Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 11, 4

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Pre‐employment course: a partnership for success?

Pepper, I. K. & McGrath, R., 2010, In : Education and Training. 52, 3, p. 245-254

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