Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans


I design, develop, deliver and assess postgraduate and undergraduate courses in health informatics and health data science.  My particular interests are in human factors, data provenance, and clinical utilisation of data-driven clinical tools.  I joined the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences in 2007, and prior to this I taught in the School of Computing.


  • Deputy Programme Lead - MSc Health Informatics with Data Science
  • Module Lead - MSc Health Informatics with Data Science
  • Doctoral Researcher

Research interests

In 2021, I started a part-time PhD, on trustworthy communication of data-driven clinical recommendations. This includes investigating how healthcare practitioners use and understand data-driven clinical decision support tools, and how such tools are evaluated with clinical users.

I am also interested in skills development and training needs in the expanding field of health data science.


  • MSc Software Development
  • BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • University of Leeds Teaching Award (ULTA-2)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Methodology Incubator - Member of Health Data Science work stream

Student education

I am Deputy Programme Lead for the MSc Health Informatics with Data Science, leading various postgraduate modules, supervising MSc Projects, and providing teaching and assessment across other parts of the programme. 

I am also the health informatics lead for the Technology Enhanced Consulting strand of primary care teaching on the MBChB.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Health Services Research Division