Dr Ruth De Souza
School of Art
Dr Ruth De Souza (FACN) is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at RMIT, based in the School of Art and Design and Creative Practice Enabling Capability Platform. She is a nurse, academic and a community engaged researcher in gender, race, health and digital technologies. Prior to coming to RMIT, Ruth co-ordinated the interdisciplinary Data Systems and Society Research Network across the University of Melbourne, and was based at the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health in North Richmond where she began a research program examining how wearables and other digital technologies are perceived by people from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds. Ruth’s Fellowship will engage health professionals in finding new ways to understand, co-design and implement sustainable cultural safety initiatives in a range of health contexts in response to health inequities.