Dr Ruth Fairchild


Dr Ruth FairchildJob Title:            Senior Lecturer
Room No:          D1.30
Telephone No:  + 44 (0) 29 2041 1173
Email Address:   rfairchild@cardiffmet.ac.uk


Ruth lectures in nutrition across many of the programmes in the Department of Health Care and Food including Human Nutrition & Dietetics, Food Science and Technology, Health Exercise and Nutrition, Health and Social Care and Complementary Therapies.  She also lectures in Health Promotion, Research Methods, New Product Development, Sensory Analysis and Sustainable Food Issues.


Ruth's research interests lie in the area of the promotion of palatable, affordable, accessible sustainable diets and the link between oral and general health.  She collaborates in this research with colleagues at Cardiff University. 


Morgan, MZ,  Broughton, D,  Fairchild, RM (2016) A survey of sports drinks consumption amongst adolescents.  British Dental Journal. 220, 639 – 643. 

Aljawad, A,  Morgan, MZ, Rees, J, Fairchild, RM (2016) The availability of novelty sweets for high school children. British Dental Journal. 220, pp. 575-579. 

Stewart, KF, Fairchild, R.M., Jones, R.J., Hunter, L., Harris, C., Morgan, MZ. (2013)  Children's understandings and motivations surrounding novelty sweets: a qualitative study. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 23(6), 424-434. 

Fairchild R.M. & Collins A. and (2011) Serving up Sustainable and Healthy School Meals? An analysis of school meal provision in Cardiff (UK). Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 13 (3) pp. 209-229. 

Shah K, Hunter M.L., Fairchild R and Morgan MZ (2011) A comparison of the nutritional knowledge of dental, dietetic and nutrition students. British Dental Journal. 210, (1), 33-38. 

Morgan MZ, McFarlane E, Stewart KF, Hunter ML, Fairchild RM. (2010) An assessment of nutritional information in oral health education leaflets. Community Dental Health, 27, 81-88. 

Morgan M, Fairchild R, Phillips A, Stewart K & Hunter L. (2009) A content analysis of children's television advertising: focus on food and oral health. Public Health Nutrition. 12,. 748–755. 

Hunter ML, Patel R, Loyn T, Morgan MZ, Fairchild R, Rees JS. (2008) The effect of dilution on the in vitro  erosive  potential of a range of dilutable fruit drinks. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 18: 4, 251-5. 

Fairchild R.M and Collins A (2007) Sustainable Food Consumption at a Sub-national Level: An Ecological Footprint, Nutritional and Economic Analysis', Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 9:1, 5 – 30. 

Fairchild R.M and Morgan M.Z (2007) Delivering multi-disciplinary public health in action – the Cardiff food strategy case study. Public Health Nutrition. 10: 42-48.