Ruby Farr 410

Ruby Farr

Research Assistant

, School of Education and Communities

Ruby is a Research Assistant in the Institute for Connected Communities.

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Ruby has a background and keen interest in criminology, and started her career in research at UEL in back in 2012, working across the evaluation and community engagement teams on the ground as part of Well London, a pan-London community development for health programme. Ruby has recently submitted her PhD thesis exploring adverse childhood experiences, civic engagement and wellbeing across the life course.

Ruby currently supports the CC-Driver EU funded project within her role as a Research Assistant at ICC, within which qualitative and qualitative research methodologies are employed to explore and better understand the human drivers of cybercrime. The ultimate aim of CC-driver is to deter young people from engaging in cybercrime and cyberdelinquency.

Ruby is passionate about developing mixed method approaches to research an evaluation initiatives, and research-led policy, and is particularly interested in qualitative life history approaches.


Expertise/research interests:

  • Mechanisms for Asset Based Working, Community Engagement and Co-production
  • Crime and Health
  • Using Participatory Budgeting to Co-commission Services
  • Techniques for Measuring Behavioral Change
  • Data Management
  • Qualitative Data Collation and Analysis
  • First Aid Trained (3 years)

Recently completed and current projects:

  • Well London Phase 2 Evaluation and Community Engagement
  • UEL Time-bank Project
  • Homeless Shelter Social Return on Investment
  • Mitigating the Impact of "Churn" on Health Outcomes and Primary Care in Newham
  • An Evaluation of Newham Community Prescribing (GP Referrals)


Ruby is Module Leader (2022-23) for the Department of Criminology and Law, Applied Research and Evaluation Module.