Ruth Townsend is a lecturer in law, ethics and professionalism at Charles Sturt University. Ruth has most recently practised as a general senior legal officer for a large government institution. Ruth has also practiced as in-house counsel on commercial law matters for the NSW government. Ruth has a special interest in administrative law and governance, having previously acted in the role of University Ombudsman. Ruth also has an interest in health law and ethics and is the co-editor and author of the text, ‘Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics’ as well as numerous other book chapters and published articles on areas of health and the law. Ruth has a PhD in law from the ANU and has supervised a number of honours students on a range of different topics.
Ruth is an award winning lecturer who enjoys playing the piano – albeit badly – from time-to-time.
Honours supervision and research projects undertaken with students
Books and book chapters
Newspaper opinion editorial