Ruth Kelly Waskett PhD CEng MCIBSE FSLL

Senior Associate at Hoare Lea and President of the Society of Light & Lighting

Ruth is part of the Lighting Design team at Hoare Lea, with a focus on daylight. And Past President of the Society of Light & Lighting (SLL) and a visiting lecturer at UCL.
With a background in lighting design and engineering, Ruth has been involved in the design of buildings since 1999. Her experience includes interior and exterior lighting as well as daylighting. Prior to specialising in lighting design, she was a building services engineer for 5 years, which gives her a strong appreciation of her specialism in the wider context of sustainable building design.

Ruth’s PhD was about the user experience of electrochromic glazing. She is particularly interested in how we can improve the design of lighting, shading and daylighting by focussing on how real occupants experience the buildings we design.

A regular contributor to lighting guidance documents for the Society of Light & Lighting (SLL), and was principal editor for Lighting Guide 10: Daylighting. Ruth developed the Daylight module of the Lighting Education Trust (LET) diploma course and act as module tutor.