Ryan is a senior lecturer at the Leicester School of Pharmacy whose research focuses on the optimal use of antimicrobial (e.g. antibiotics) medicines. He is also drives public engagement initiatives to raise awareness of drug-resistant infections. Ryan continues to work as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS, specialising in the treatment of infections and use of antimicrobial medicines.
Ryan holds a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University, UK, researching how clay minerals can be utilised to deliver antibacterial molecules for wound care.