Martin Ryan joined the Higher Education Policy Research Unit at the DIT Centre for Social and Educational Research, after submitting his Ph.D. thesis to the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Economics, in Spring 2012.
Martin defended his thesis earlier this year, passing with minor corrections. In his doctoral research (supported by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences), Martin examined the determinants of study behaviours and student achievement; and the production of scientific output by early-career researchers.
Prior to starting his Ph.D., Martin worked as a research assistant at the Geary Institute (UCD), and submitted an M.Phil. dissertation to DIT in 2007; his masters research was on the transition from school to higher education.
Martin holds a post-graduate diploma in economic science (UCD, 2005), a bachelor's degree in business studies (DIT, 2004); and he has taken courses in econometrics at the London School of Economics (2007), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2008) and the University of Michigan (2009).