Ruby Wax OBE, Mental health campaigner, broadcaster

From the Royal Shakespeare Company to primetime TV; from a master’s degree in mindfulness based cognitive therapy from Oxford University to best-selling author; from interviewing the president who shall not be named to delivering a ground-breaking TED Talk. And from a mental health campaigner to being awarded an OBE for services to mental health.

Ruby has brought the same mould-breaking establishment questioning and pioneering energy to everything she’s done. She is also a Visiting Professor in the School of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Surrey as well as holding an Honorary Doctorate from the School of Psychology from The University of East London and University of Staffordshire. She has also been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship and was recently appointed Chancellor of Southampton University.