Ruth Mary Shrimpling

Policy Officer

Ruth joined VSE as Policy Officer in 2018. With an academic background in Law and professional experience working in social services, Ruth is an adamant defender of universal human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all individuals and groups. As Policy Officer, Ruth is responsible for supporting the development of policy guidance, recommendations and expert advice on victims’ rights, needs and services. She also coordinates work on cross-border crime issues, including supporting VSE’s terrorism response network. In addition, Ruth may be seen representing VSE at conferences, seminars, or liaising with external organisations and the media.

Prior to joining VSE, Ruth campaigned for the universal right to healthcare on behalf of Médecins du Monde, where she also spent four years working on the frontline with the most excluded members of our society.