Mrs Ruth Blacklock
Ruth is a graduate of Girton College in Cambridge. Although she was born here in Ludwell, Ruth spent much of her early life working in agriculture in Africa where she met her husband.
Having recently retired as a lay member of the Mental Health Tribunal, Ruth continues to work as a Mental Health Act panel member for Dorset Healthcare Trust. Ruth has previously been a non-executive Director at Salisbury District Hospital and has also worked for NHS Wessex Deanery.
For many years Ruth ran the Salisbury Family Mediation Service ( Mediation in Divorce) and was also a Relate Counsellor.
Ruth is fortunate to be surrounded by a very close family. She has 3 daughters and 4 grandsons with whom she spends a lot of time. Whilst in her remaining spare time she also enjoys playing tennis, sailing, time in the garden, reading , cooking and traveling abroad.