Ruth Gallagher joined the ESRI in March 2021 as a Data Assistant within the Growing up in Ireland division. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Psychology from University College Dublin. Her thesis examined Irish students’ accent-based prejudices towards those who speak English as a foreign language.
She has previous administration experience, working as a Clinical Administration Officer in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and a receptionist at DNG Ltd.
Her research interests lie in child and adolescent neurodevelopment, particularly the various external factors that can impede a child’s ability to thrive.