Dr. Cami Ryan Profile

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Dr. Cami Ryan

Social Sciences Lead 

Regulatory Science Division

North America 



Area of Expertise

With a broad academic and professional background in social sciences and economics, Dr. Ryan is particularly interested in studying the impact of dis/mis-information in the marketplace, especially in the agriculture industry. She is a prolific researcher whose recent work focuses on how the “attention” economy shapes public opinion, regulatory decisions, and scientists’ license to operate. In addition to her publications, Dr. Ryan is also a regular guest and contributor to podcasts, editorials, and other outlets.

Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses — especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
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Education: PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in business psychology, sociology, and agricultural economics from [Academic Institution]


Affiliations: Department of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan; Genome Canada Science Industry Advisory Committee (SIAC); Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) & Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE); Society for Risk Analysis; International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR)



February, 2020

Monetizing disinformation in the attention economy: The case of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), European Management Journal


Most people are unaware of the ‘attention economy’ let alone how it influences and shapes our perceptions and behaviours. Different vendors (influencers) drive provocative (often inaccurate) information through social media platforms that vies for our limited attention. In this study, we deconstruct the largely invisible disinformation landscape to better understand how it has shaped public perceptions of genetically modified organisms. 




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Profiting from Disinformation: The Case of Genetically Modified Organisms Podcast

What the Farm Podcast



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