Ruth obtained a first-class honour Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering degree from NUI Galway in 2017, and subsequently started her PhD supervised by Dr Ronan and co-supervised by Dr Ellen Roche. Ruth is funded through the Hardiman and Ryan Research Scholarship from NUI Galway.

Ruth’s research focus is on the development of computational models of a novel localised drug delivery device developed to treat ischemic heart failure. She aims to optimise the device design by simulating in-vivo conditions such as device adhesion, drug diffusion from device to cardiac tissue and deformation during pulsatile contraction through in-silico testing.