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Dr Ruth Wadman

Dr Ruth Wadman studied for her PhD in Psychology at the University of Manchester, and spent two years at Manchester as a post-doctoral researcher. Ruth then joined the University of Nottingham as a Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry and then the School of Psychology.


Ruth’s research focuses on emotional and social well-being in young people with mental health conditions or neurodevelopmental disorders. Her research has involved working with adolescents with language impairments, adolescents with Tourette syndrome and related conditions and more recently, young people who self-harm. Ruth has experience using both quantitative and qualitative research methods and is passionate about involving young people in the research process.


For more information relating to Dr Wadman, please visit her personal webpage: HERE


Selected Publications


  • Wadman, R., Clarke, D., Sayal, K., Vostanis, P., Armstrong, M., Harroe, C., Majumder, P. & Townsend, E. (2016).An Interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experience of self-harm repetition and recovery in young adults. Journal of Health Psychology

  • Wadman, R., Glazebrook, C., Beer, C. & Jackson, G.M. (2016). Difficulties experienced by young people with Tourette syndrome in secondary school: a mixed methods description of self, parent and staff perspectives. BMC Psychiatry 16: 14.

  • Wadman, R, Glazebrook, C, Parkes, E & Jackson, GM (2014). Supporting students with Tourette syndrome in secondary school: a survey of staff views. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs

  • Wadman, R, Tischler, V & Jackson, GM (2013). Everybody just thinks I'm weird: A qualitative exploration of the psychosocial experiences of adolescents with Tourette syndrome. Child: Care, Health and Development 39(6): 880-886.

  • Wadman, R, Botting, N, Durkin, K & Conti-Ramsden, G (2011). Changes in emotional health symptoms in adolescents with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders46: 641-56.

  • Wadman, R, Durkin, R & Conti-Ramsden, G (2011). Close relationships in adolescents with and without a history of specific language impairment. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools (42): 41-51.

  • Wadman, R, Durkin, K & Conti-Ramsden, G (2011). Social stress in young people with specific language impairment. Journal of Adolescence 34: 421-431.

  • Wadman, R, Durkin, K & Conti-Ramsden, G (2008). Self-esteem, shyness and sociability in adolescents with specific language impairment (SLI). Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research 51: 938-52.


















Contact Details


Twitter: @RuthWadman

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