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Michelle Ryan biography

Michelle RyanMichelle Ryan is a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology and Dean of Postgraduate Research at the University of Exeter, UK, and Professor of Diversity at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

With colleagues she has uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions which are risky or precarious.

Research into the glass cliff was named by the New York Times as one of the top 100 ideas that shaped 2008.