Dr Ruth Massie

Dr Ruth Massie

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Governance


Dr Ruth Massie is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Resilience Leadership at Cranfield School of Management. Ruth’s research area is organisational resilience with a primary research focuses on understanding how Board level Directors engage with information, contextualise it, and incorporate it into their decision making. This is particularly in the context of cyber and how Board’s view the complexity, and risk, in relation to their organisations. Her secondary research focus is on tertiary education as a profession.

Ruth was the Programme Director for Cranfield University’s Cyber Masters Programme from July 2014 to February 2018. Ruth’s teaching focuses on both Cyber Leadership and Business Continuity.

Prior to becoming an academic, Ruth started her career as a Business Continuity consultant at SunGard Availability Services, then known as Comdisco. She has worked in a number of organisations, both as a Business Continuity Manager and as a Consultant. These included Ernst & Young (Australia), Office-Shadow Limited and Citigroup. She was actively involved with the London First and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) in the production of the ‘Expecting the Unexpected’ business advice booklet. In 2004, whilst working for Swiss Re, she was short listed for Business Continuity Manager of the Year. Ruth was awarded her MBCI in 2001.

Ruth holds a PhD in Management from Cass Business School at City, University of London. In addition, Ruth holds three Masters Degrees; an MBA from Henley Business School; a Masters of Research from City, University of London; and an MA in Academic Practice also from City, University of London. Ruth is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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