Dr Ruth Brookman


Ruth is a Research Support Program Fellow in Healthy Ageing: Caregiving and Mental Health.Ruth Brookman 2

Research Program: Brain Sciences

Roles / Position Responsibilities

Ruth is an academic member of the MARCS Institute's Lifespan Labs. She has experience working on projects involving collaborations with Industry Partners in dementia care. She also lectures within the School of Psychology.


Dr Ruth Brookman is a researcher and clinical psychology registrar and Ruth completed her PhD and Master of Clinical Psychology at Western Sydney University in 2020. Ruth has published peer-reviewed articles in the areas of maternal depression and anxiety, infant language development, social anxiety disorder, prolonged grief disorder, healthy ageing, racism, and public attitudes toward criminal offending.

Research Interests

Ruth has trained as a Speech Pathologist and Clinical Psychologist. Her clinical experience and research interests cover the lifespan. She is particularly interested in supporting well-being and social interactions between people with dementia and their caregivers.

Qualifications and Honours

  • Clinical Psychology Registrar
  • PhD/Masters of Clinical Psychology, Western Sydney University
  • B. Soc. Sc. (Psychology)(Honours), Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Grad. Dip. Psy. (with Distinction), Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • B. App. Sc. (Speech Pathology), University of Sydney, Australia


For a full list of Ruth's publications visit her Google Scholar profile.

Contact Ruth

Phone+61 425225387
LocationWestern Sydney University, Bankstown Campus