Dr Faye Ruddock DL RN BSc PGCE MSc PhD

Faye has a particular expertise in and is passionate about addressing health inequalities in the Black Caribbean and African community. She advocates to ensure that there is fairness and equity across health and social care for the Black community. Prior to joining academia, Faye had several years’ experience in frontline practitioner roles within acute and community settings, she is also the Programme Lead for Master’s in Global Public Health at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

Faye is the Chair of the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) a national organisation which was formed in 2017 as a result of her PhD. CAHN has an ambition to eradicate health inequalities within a generation for Black people and works at both the strategic and operational level to effect that change.

Faye is currently Patient Public Voice (PPV) Lead for NHS Maternity Transformation Programme, North West. She is the Co-Chair for the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Ethnic Black and Asian Maternity Workstream and sits on the Race and Health Observatory Maternity Stakeholder group.

Faye is an Associate Non-Executive Director for Northern Care Alliance and a Member of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Race Panel. She is involved in several pieces of research which include the role of Co-Investigator in nursing and racism at Sheffield Hallam University and also maternity research with RCOG and THIS Institute (Oxford University) on maternity related developments to reduce risk in maternity service.