Ruth Valerio

Ruth is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund and has a vision to inspire and equip Christians to a whole-life response to poverty. She has a theology degree from Cambridge and a doctorate from Kings College London, in which she looked at simplicity and consumerism and particularly at the relationship between Thomas Aquinas’ virtues of temperance and justice. She also holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester and is currently Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral.