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Ruth Patrick

University of York

I lead the Changing Realities programme, working mainly from my home in Bradford, which I share with my four children and partner, Martin. I work part-time, juggling research work with the work of looking after my kids (who constantly exhaust me). I’m hopeful that Changing Realities really will change things, at a time when change has never felt more needed. On the home front, I’m hopeful that my kids will finally learn to say excuse me before interrupting my work zooms. I'm also hopeful that they will grow up into a UK that is more equal, and places more focus on preventing child poverty, something that matters for us all.

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