Performance Dietician

Ruth McKean joined the BBSA as Performance Dietician for the British Skeleton team ahead of the 2019/20 sliding season.

An employee of the English Institute of Sport, Ruth is based at the British Skeleton team’s headquarters at the University of Bath.

Over the past 18 years, Ruth has worked in a variety of settings: football clubs, university lecturing, private practice, article writing for specialised sports magazines, the Sportscotland Institute of Sport and Scottish Swimming. In 2017, Ruth was part of the support team for Mark Beaumont's epic cycle "around the world in 80 days" and, for the past nine years, has been a valued member of the ASICS ProTeam. 

Ruth has helped prepare athletes for major sporting events, including Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, European Championships and World Championships.

Sport has always played a major part in Ruth’s life: a former Scottish cross-country runner & Scottish National 5,000m track champion, Ruth also gained further podium finishes in senior Scottish National Championships for cross country mountain biking & duathlon.