Ruth has been a TESOL language teacher since 1997. She began her English teaching career in Japan where she worked as an EFL teacher, before taking up a position at ICTE- UQ in Brisbane.  Ruth has taught on a variety of English programs and taught to a wide range of age groups. Her special interest has been in the area of IELTS and she has been involved with teaching and testing of IELTS at UQ-ICTE for a number of years. Ruth comes from a background in mainstream LOTE teaching where she taught Japanese language for 10 years.

Since joining UQ-ICTE, Ruth has supported students on the Bridging English Program, English for Academic Purposes and General English. Ruth has a strong interest in teacher training and has completed the Cambridge Train the Trainer Certificate.


  • Masters of Education TESOL, The University of Wollongong
  • CELTA, Australian College of English
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching Secondary, Queensland Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Japanese/Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University