Ruth Boyd is Cancer Research UK Senior Research Nurse (SRN) in Northern Ireland and a Deputy Director in the NI Cancer Trials Network (NICTN) based at the NI Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital.
Working as a cancer research nurse since 1994, Ruth took up the role of CRUK SRN in 2001. The role involves working with a team of research staff supporting high quality care for patients participating in cancer research studies. She is the designated Personal and Public Involvement Professional Lead for the NICTN and Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre. She works closely with the members of the NI Cancer Research Consumer Forum (NICRCF), facilitating links between patients/carers and researchers.
Ruth loves research nursing and is inspired by her colleagues, the cancer research community and the positive impact of collaboration and professional-public partnership working.
As part of our 20th anniversary we’re celebrating our research nurses, who play a vital role in making sure patients are safe and cared for in clinical trials.