Professor Ruth Fee PFHEA

Director of Policing at Ulster University

Professor Fee is a Professor of Public Services Education and began her career at Ulster in 1992 as a researcher in public procurement and has recently completed a five year term as Associate Dean for Education. Professor Fee takes an active role in learning, teaching and civic engagement within Ulster University that includes access to Higher Education and widening participation, accreditation of prior and work-based learning, and working with a range of collaborative partners of Ulster University including the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), the Northern Ireland Prison Service, Health and Social Care Trusts and regional colleges.  She is the lead agent at Ulster for education partnerships between Ulster and the PSNI College.  At an international level she has designed programmes with a range of providers and has established relationships with a number of US and Canadian institutions including Rider University and the University of Guelph-Humber.  Professor Fee has a worked on a series of European Commission projects within the security domain contributing to the development of social, ethical, legal and privacy framework across a diverse portfolio of projects encompassing policing, counterterrorism, cyber security and digital forensics. Projects within the H2020 portfolio include INSPEC2T, ASGARD and GAP.  She is currently a member of the Independent Ethics Board within ITFLOWS, and an Independent Ethics Adviser on the Ethics Advisory Board for APPRAISE.  Professor Fee is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the UK Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing and a member of the National Police Research Hub Team. She was recently appointed as a member of the QAA advisory group for the Subject Benchmark Statement for Policing.