Dr Michelle Ryan is a Senior Research Fellow in Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK. She is a leading scholar in the field of gender discrimination in the workplace. Together with her colleagues she has uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women are more likely to be placed in leadership positions which are risky or precarious.  Research into the glass cliff is represented in top academic journals, industry publications, and in the media including BBC, CNN, ITV, and all major British Newspapers.  Dr Ryan currently holds the Jantina Tammes Chair at the University of Groningen.