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Research Fellow, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia; Research Fellow, Centre for Australian Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Executive Chair, Tingari-Silverton Foundation 

A licensed psychologist in her birth country, Australia, for almost 30 years, Dr. Ryan works globally, holding leadership positions in several international organizations. Her diverse experience as a psychologist in the organizational, political and psychosocial arenas, converges for her work with Psychology Beyond Borders.  PBB was spawned from Issues Deliberation Australia/America (IDA), a global public policy think tank. Dr. Ryan was Managing Director of IDA from 1998 to 2011, when IDA merged with PBB. Dr. Ryan is also co-founder and Executive Chair of the Texas-based international Tingari-Silverton Foundation. Dr. Ryan received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin with award winning research on the psychology of decision-making.  This research, conducted in the US venture capital industry, accompanied over 15 years work as a psychologist consulting to organizations ranging from venture capital firms to high tech start-ups. Dr. Ryan maintains her strong ties with academia as a Research Fellow at the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia and the Centre for Australian Studies at the University of Texas. In 2008, Dr. Ryan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of South Australia for her work in the public policy and political psychology fields. In 2009, she was inducted to the Women’s Honour Role of South Australia and listed in Who’s Who of Australian Women.  In 2011, Dr. Ryan was awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Medal by the Australian Government for her contribution to the field of psychology and to Australia.  For more information on Dr. Ryan, please click here.