Dr Andrea Ryan is Co Director of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies, and a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Limerick. Her research expertise lies in the areas of the European Convention on Human Rights, EU criminal justice, criminal evidence, comparative criminal procedure. She has published widely in these areas, most recently a book with Routledge, Towards a System of European Criminal Justice -The Problem of Admissibility of Evidence.
She has acted as national rapporteur for Ireland on a number of cross- jurisdictional studies funded by the European Commission, most recently in 2011 in a study on the prospects for the creation of a European public prosecutor. She has written various articles on criminal justice, and book chapters in K Ligeti (ed) Toward a Prosecutor for the European Union: A Comparative Analysis ( Hart 2013) and Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology (Routledge 2016).