Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

Mrs Frances Ryan

Research student


Frances Ryan is a researcher in the Centre for Social Informatics (CSI). Frances' PhD explored the role of online information in reputation management. Her current post-doctoral research projects includes a Carnegie Trust-funded project titled "Social media by proxy: strategies for managing the online profiles of adults with dementia" in the CSI and an ESPRC-funded project titled "TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over a DeCentralised Social Registry". For further information on this work, please see

Frances holds Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Central Washington University (USA), with a minor in Historical Tourism, and a Master of Letters in Media and Culture (with distinction) from the University of Stirling (UK) where her dissertation investigated the sharing of news and information through social networking sites. Frances passed her viva with minor corrections in February 2019 and be formally awarded her PhD in July 2019.




Fellowships and Awards

  • Principal's Research Excellence Award for Outstanding Outstanding contribution to university life by a research student
  • Best Paper Award: IDIMC 2016
  • Frances Ryan awarded John Campbell Trust bursary


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