Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

Dr Frances Ryan

Post-Doctoral Researcher


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 a PhD in Information Science from Edinburgh Napier University. Her thesis is titled “Reputation management in a digital world: The role of online information in the building, management, and evaluation of personal reputations”. Frances also holds 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 and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Central Washington University (USA), with a minor in Historical Tourism.




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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