Ruth Harriet Brown

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Ruth was awarded her PhD in 2019 at the University of Edinburgh and worked as a postdoctoral Research Assistant before joining the FAAST team as a Research Fellow. Ruth’s primary research interests include the correlates and consequences of mental health difficulties, with a particular focus on the interplay between affective symptoms, alexithymia, ADHD, and autism. Ruth’s broader research interests include substance misuse, adverse childhood experiences, and the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage.


2010 - 2014: BSc in Biological Sciences with Psychology, University of Edinburgh

2014-2015: MSc in Psychological Research, University of Edinburgh

2015-2018: PhD in Psychology, University of Edinburgh