Ryan is an archivist at the Australian Data Archive. His responsibilities include management of longitudinal datasets in the archive and developing improved archiving processes including for handling deposits, privacy and risk assessment, and archival systems
He is a social psychologist with over 10 years research experience across psychology, management, and public health. Previous positions include as a research assistant to Professor Naomi Priest in the ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods, Academic Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Management and Marketing, and McKenzie Research Fellow at the UniMelb School of Population Health.
He was the recipient of a McKenzie Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne in 2013, and received a Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Award for excellence in teaching in 2019. His research and teaching areas of expertise include political attitudes, personality, and diversity and inclusion.