Ruby Reed-Berendt is a Research Associate with UK-REACH, which investigates if, how, and why ethnicity affects COVID-19 clinical outcomes in Healthcare workers. Ruby is working with Dr Edward Dove, Lecturer in Health Law and Regulation, on a package in this project which seeks to understand and address legal and ethical issues arising from the linkage of data on health workers’ employment, registration and healthcare.
Ruby is also a first-year PhD student in the field of medical law and ethics at the School of Law, supervised by Dr Edward Dove and Dr Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra. Ruby’s research proposes a feminist critique of Mental Health and Capacity Law in England and Wales. She focuses on the mechanisms which allow patients to be treated without consent, and what new insights can be delivered by analysing the law from a feminist perspective.
Ruby holds a Bachelor of Laws in Law and French Law (First Class Honours) from University College London, and a Master of Laws in Medical Law and Ethics (Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh. Ruby also holds a Diploma in French Law (Distinction) from Aix-Marseille Université.
Ruby is a member of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and is one of the Postgraduate Representative on the Executive Committee of the Mason Institute for medicine, life sciences and the law.