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Lorna  Ryan

Dr Lorna Ryan


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Economics Department, J. E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, NUI Galway

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Lorna Ryan was awarded a PhD (Sociology, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK) in 1996. This research was subsequently published in book form. She has carried out research and evaluations in the UK, Australia and Ireland and has worked on and published in diverse research fields including the social aspects of HIV/AIDS, social exclusion and labour market participation, equality (gender, ethnicity) and research ethics. She has sat on various national committees and has coordinated trans-national activities as part of European Commission ESF programmes.

Most recently she held the post of Manager of a DIT Industry Development Centre. Prior to this, she worked at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. She is an External Examiner for a BA Programme in the School of Health and Social Sciences at DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK and teaches a module on social research methods as part of the Diploma in Addiction Studies, TCD. Current research interests include tacit knowledge and innovation processes; gender and STI; ethics and technology and she is currently engaged in research projects commissioned by the Department of Education and Science and by the NDP Gender Equality Unit, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform relating to gender equality.





Research projects:

REGINA_CISC: "Towards the setting up of a lasting partnership for REGional scientific, technological and Innovation kNowledge management in the Atlantic area" (Participant) Details>>





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