Dr Ruth Kennedy

Dr Ruth Kennedy


I am a Research Fellow in the Experimental Haematology section of the Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s.

I studied Biological Sciences at Lancaster University and at the University of Wollongong (NSW, Australia); obtaining my BSc in 2014. My PhD thesis (2018) on the use of microfluidic technology for personalised medicine in head and neck cancer was performed in the lab of Professor John Greenman at the University of Hull. I was appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, in the group of Professor Ulf Klein, where I started in October 2017.

Research interests

I am conducting research in the Molecular Haematology group of Professor Ulf Klein. My research focus is on the role of the NF-κB pathway in lymphoid malignancies. The work is expected to identify new molecular targets for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma, and to develop highly specific anti-tumour drugs that could increase the efficacy of currently used treatment regimens. Progress in this area is critical towards the realization of personalized medicine/precision medicine in the treatment of these currently incurable tumours.


  • PhD Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc Biological Sciences

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
  • Experimental Haematology