Dr. Cami Ryan
Social Sciences Lead
Regulatory Science Division
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.
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)
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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