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Ruth Leggett

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Ruth is an experienced leadership development specialist with over 20 years’ experience working at senior level as a learning and development practitioner in the private and public sector before joining Newcastle Business School in 2007.

Ruth has a particular interest in enabling leaders to improve their effectiveness through enhancing their self-awareness and by engaging in personal and professional development. Ruth is part of the Corporate and Executive Development team in the Business School, developing bespoke learning interventions for client organisations and working as an executive coach with leaders from across a range of sectors.

Ruth has a BSc from Sheffield Hallam University and an MPhil by Research from the University of Surrey, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the HEA, and a member of the Association for Coaching.  Ruth’s research focuses on work based learning and development; particularly the promotion of reflective practice in managers and methods of evaluating the impact of learning and development on the individual and the organisation..  

Campus Address

Room 435
City Campus East 1
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exploring the Benefits of a Coach Development Process......on the Coach, Leggett, R., James, J. 21 Nov 2016, In: International Journal of Human Resource Development Practice, Policy and Research
  • Developing reflective practice in managers: Exploring the contribution of management training, Leggett, R. 28 Feb 2014, UFHRD Conference 2014
  • Meeting Strategic Challenges through Partnership, Bartlett, D., Leggett, R. 5 Oct 2012, 2012 EFMD Executive Education Conference
  • Meeting Strategic Challenges through Partnership, Bartlett, D., Leggett, R. Oct 2012, In: Global Focus Magazine
  • Impact of HE-level work-based learning: an overview of stakeholder perspectives and a proposed model for evaluation of impact, Leggett, R., Graham, S. Jun 2011, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Conference
  • Getting value from management development: participant perceptions on achieving the aims of the Programme and the practical value of formal knowledge inputs in a public sector environment, Tame, G., Leggett, R. Jun 2009, 10th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe


  • Other Courses Advanced Diploma June 01 2011
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 11 2007
  • Philosophy MPhil September 01 2007
  • Human Resource Management PGCert June 15 1994
  • Education City andGuilds May 15 1987
  • Catering BSc September 01 1981
  • Member Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007

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