Ruth Dukes is Professor of Labour Law, and Principal Investigator on the European Research Council-funded project Work on Demand: Contracting for Work in a Changing Economy. She joined the University of Glasgow in 2005 and holds degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the Humboldt University in Berlin, and the London School of Economics.
Professor Dukes is a member of the Young Academy of Scotland. She is also a member of the Adapt International Scientific Committee, the Executive Committee of the Institute of Employment Rights, the Project Board of the Jimmy Reid Foundation, and the Editorial Board of the Spanish Labour Law and Employment Relations Journal. In 2011/12 she was an Early Career Fellow of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and a MacCormick Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In 2020 she visited the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and served on the International Scientific Committee of the Labour Law Research Network. In 2022, she was the Innis Christie Visiting Professor at Dalhousie University in Canada.