Ruhy Parris

Member of Education and Policy Committee and Member of Safeguarding Committee

Length of Service: Since 2019

Ruhy graduated in medicine from the University of Manchester, and shortly afterwards moved to Edinburgh for postgraduate training in anaesthesia. After further training in Newcastle she was appointed as a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management at Wansbeck General Hospital, and later returned to Scotland. After many years as a consultant in Glasgow working with colleagues to establish a multidisciplinary pain service, she recently retired from medicine, and ceased her daily commute to the west. Ruhy’s family are medical, with her late husband being a GP, and daughters in paediatrics, and obstetrics. Her son, who attended senior school at the Academy, leaving in 2004, has a PhD in Computer Science. Since retirement she has returned to university, is working towards her MSc in Persian Civilisation at Edinburgh, and enjoying the company of her much younger fellow students. This experience gives her contemporary experience of university life and expectations, and an awareness of current pressures on young people in education. Her grandchildren are soon embarking on their education journeys so she is seeing the school experience from a fresh perspective. Outside of her professional and academic fields she has had a longstanding commitment to the Edinburgh Interfaith Association currently serving as its secretary. She is a Zumba enthusiast.

Ruhy Parris
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