Dr Ruth Peters

Dr Peters is a senior research scientist at NeuRA with a research interest in the relationship between blood pressure, antihypertensives and cognitive function. She came to UNSW and NeuRA in 2018 from the UK and Imperial College London where she completed her PhD, an NIHR post-doctoral fellowship, was the academic lead for the cognitive outcomes in one of the leading global hypertension trials and, with regard to gender equality in particular, played an active role as a committee member in the regaining of an Athena Swan silver award for the School of Public Health at Imperial.

"Equality is necessary for everyone's voice to be heard. For optimal self and career development and high quality research outcomes all staff and students must have the opportunity to operate on a level playing field in terms of voice, rights, rewards and opportunities."