Ryan is one of a very select group of academic staff who is brilliant within his own field of expertise, genuinely understands and appreciate the importance of support staff, and also care passionately about students. Ryan is friendly and always supportive, often helping out when needed. Ryan did a fantastic job, stepping up as Head of the Law Group, in extremely difficult circumstances, following Jill Poole’s tragic death. This must have been very difficult for him personally, but all members of the Law Group will testify what a great job he has done. Ryan is also a champion of the student. Everything he does has the student in mind, both in terms of development of the curriculum and pastoral support. His enthusiasm, cheerfulness and willingness to go the extra mile is to be commended. The Law School, Business School, and the University owe a lot to his professionalism, loyalty, hard work and selfless dedication to his role at this institution.