Dr Ruth Friskney

Research Associate

University of Glasgow


Ruth’s research focuses on the relationships between individuals and institutions, often linked to her previous experience in policy work around justice and gender-based violence.

Dr Friskney is currently a research associate on the European funded project IMPRODOVA: Improving frontline responses to high impact domestic violence based at the University of Glasgow.

She received her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, investigating how the police apologise in responding to public complaints. Most recently, she has been working on Improving Justice in Child Contact, a five country European project seeking to enhance children’s participation in decisions that affect them.

Alongside her role at the University of Glasgow, Ruth also works part-time at the University of Stirling on Constructions of children and parents during the reform of family law in Scotland, a project looking at discourses around domestic abuse and families during the parliamentary process of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020.



University of Glasgow

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
University of Glasgow
Ivy Lodge
63 Gibson Street

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