Shane Ryan (social activist)

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Shane Ryan
Ryan in London, 2014
Ryan in London, 2014
Born13 May 1969 (1969-05-13) (age 49)
London, England
OccupationBritish social reformer

Shane Ryan (born 13 May 1969) is a British social reformer/activist,[1] writer[2] and, since 2010, the chief executive of Working with Men, a charity supporting men and boys in the United Kingdom and also secretariat for the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) On Fatherhood.[3]

Ryan is best known for his work in highlighting the plight of less affluent boys[4] in the British education system and teenaged fathers in the UK,[5] as well as speaking nationally about support for unemployed young men and his work related to fathers and families.[6][7]


  1. ^ Harriet Marsden, Katy Fallon (2016-07-10). "More of the best New Radicals 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ Tania Mason (2013-03-14). "Working with Men becomes secretariat for MPs group on fatherhood". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  4. ^ Adi Bloom (15 October 2012). "A quarter of boys say they dislike going to school by the age of seven". Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  5. ^ Yvonne Roberts (2013-08-11). "Too young to be a dad?". The Observer. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  6. ^ Victoria Bourne and Shane Ryan, "Collaborative parenting: Barriers faced by separated fathers", Department for Work and Pensions, Research Report No 815, 2012.
  7. ^ "Shane Ryan". Retrieved 2016-11-11.

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