The Michelle Ryan talk about ambition discusses recent research in the field of women in the workplace and work-life balance. The speaker currently works at the United Kingdom's University of Exeter as a Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology and Dean of Post-Graduate Research. She is also a Professor of Diversity at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
In 2014 she undertook a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to explore the idea of the glass cliff along with Alex Haslam, which she also examines in the Michelle Ryan talk. She was educated at the Australian National University, where she earned her PhD degree in psychology in 2004. Her research specializes in gender and gender differences.