Ruth Harvie is an assistant professor at St Francis Xavier University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition and Postgraduate diploma in her native New Zealand at the University of Otago with her internship within Waikato District Health Board. She worked as a clinical dietitian for 4 years in Greymouth, New Zealand and for six years at Dunedin public hospital. During her 6 years at Dunedin hospital she completed a research masters investigating the clinical effectiveness of a low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol diet (FODMAP) in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).She completed a PhD in medicine at the University of Otago investigating diet, the microbiota and IBS in 2018 under the mentorship of Professor Michael Schultz and Associate Professor Jeremy Burton (Western University). The majority of data collection for her PhD was done at Western University in London, Ontario.
Ruth’s ongoing research interests are within the fields of clinical dietetics and looking at the interaction of food and the microbiome.
Link to my researcher profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0731-9212