Dr Lorna Ryan
Research Manager, Centre for Comparative Social Surveys
Lorna Ryan joined the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys in May 2008 as a Research Manager for the ESS Infrastructure Preparatory Phase. Previously she was a Senior Researcher at National University of Ireland Galway (2004-2006) and a Development Centre Research Manager (social science) at Dublin Institute of Technology (2000-2003).
She has been involved in EU social and research programmes (ESF & Framework Programmes) since 1994 in research, management and gender expert capacities.
She gained her PhD (Sociology) from the University of Kent and a PG Cert in Intellectual Property Law from Brunel Law School and has held academic positions in Ireland, UK and Australia. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Dr Ryan's research publications have been in the areas of research methodology and substantive areas of research include: social aspects of HIV/AIDS; gender and labour market participation; social research ethics and most recently, gender and science careers.
She has lectured on social research methods; research ethics; evaluation methods and social policy. She has contributed to the Department's undergraduate course: News & Society (2008/2009; 2009/2010), News & Documentary (2010) and New Media Challenges (2011/2012). Current research interests include EU research policy; mainstreaming gender equality and science communication.
Dr Ryan is a member of the university's Senate Ethics Committee and of the European Sub-committee of UACES (University Association for Contemporary European Studies).
- Ryan, L., Cooper, P. and Drey, N. (forthcoming, 2013) 'University Research Ethics Committees as learning communities: Identifying and utilizing collaboratively produced knowledge in decision-making', in Research Ethics, Vol. 9.
- '"You must be very intelligent...?": Gender and Science Subject Uptake' in International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2012).
- Gendering the School Plan: Science Subject Uptake by Students in Post-Primary Schools, The Liffey Press, Dublin (2006).
- 'Reading The Prostitute: Appearance, Place and Time' in British and Irish Press Stories of Prostitution, Ashgate, Aldershot (1997).