Ruth White worked in publishing and design for 20 years prior to a career change in 2001. She has a diploma in Complementary Therapy & Anatomy and was a practising therapist for 15 years. Ruth gained her PGCE for teaching adults at Greenwich University in 2001.
Ruth was the Courses Coordinator at CPPD from 2001-2005 while building her teaching career. She went on to spend 18 years at the Adult College of Barking & Dagenham where she taught Reflexology, Massage and Anatomy to diploma level. In 2008 she progressed to Curriculum Manager for Vocational subjects and was promoted to Deputy Head of Curriculum in 2013. During her time as Deputy Head she developed educational & wellbeing programmes for adults with learning difficulties & mental health issues, and a CPD programme for newly qualified professionals.
Ruth returned to CPPD in April 2019 as Operations Manager where she manages the Admin office, Student Library and is the coordinator for the Low Cost Counselling Service.