Dr Ruth Pugh

Real Estate & Planning Research Portfolio Manager

Dr Ruth Pugh

Dr Ruth Pugh

HBS 209, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 6419



Following a research career in soil science and plant physiology, Ruth has worked in government research administration and policy since 1998. Based in the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, and working across government departments, her work included commissioning and managing veterinary science research programmes, sustainable food policy and adaptation to climate change policy.

Utilising her skills in project management, stakeholder engagement, and understanding how research needs underpin policy requirements, she joined the Department for Real Estate & Planning in 2014. In addition to research portfolio management, Ruth is also responsible for the Department’s research ethics applications alongside championing open research and research data management. Ruth is also part of a research team investigating social care in the community for older generations.


  • PhD, Aberystwyth University
  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture, Aberystwyth University


Research Administration – member of Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)