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Ruth Crowder, Chief Therapies (Allied Health Professions) Adviser

Ruth Crowder is the Chief Therapies (Allied Health Professions) Adviser

She provides professional advice relating to 13 allied health professions. These include:

  • art therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • dietetics
  • drama therapy
  • music therapy
  • paramedics
  • orthotics
  • orthoptics
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • prosthetics
  • psychology
  • speech and language therapy

Ruth qualified as an occupational therapist in Cardiff in 1983 and has practiced in both the NHS and social services. She has worked as a lecturer in Cardiff University and as a policy officer for the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. She sponsors the Welsh Therapies Advisory Committee.