Dr Ruth Norman

Dr Ruth Norman


I completed my degree in Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Liverpool, I then obtained my PhD in Cardiac Physiology from the University of Leeds. During my postdoctoral career at Leeds I have been supported by a number of British Heart Foundation project grants studying the role of the cardiac caveolae in response to beta-adrenergic stimulation and mechanical stretch

I was appointed as a teaching fellow at the University of Leeds at the start of 2020. I have an interest in student education, and how students engage in reflections during their time at University. 


  • Programme lead for Biomedical sciences

I am a member of the Physiological Society and was an Early Career representative for the Education and Teaching theme from 2020-2022. 


  • School of Biomedical Sciences EDI representative

Research interests


  • School of Biomedical Sciences Taught Student Education Committee
  • FBS Outreach stratergy and implementation group 
  • FBS EDI comittee 
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Cardiac Physiology
  • BSc Anatomy and Human Physiology

Professional memberships

  • Physiological Society

Student education

Module Management

SPSC1107 – Functional Anatomy for Sport Scientist

BMSC2343 – Experimental Skills in Human Physiology 

Research groups and institutes

  • Cardiovascular
  • Biomedical Education