Dr Ryan Casey

Research Associate/Research Fellow

University of Glasgow & University of Oxford



Ryan is currently working on several research projects in and around crime, justice, and digital society. In her capacity as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, she is involved as a digital ethnographer on an ESRC-funded study ‘Security in Place’ with a team of researchers from Oxford, Keele, Edinburgh, and UCL studying everyday in/securities, concerns, and senses of safety in Macclesfield. Ryan is also a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow and The Crichton Trust, involved in a pilot project ‘Connected Homes’ exploring how digital connectivity, data-driven services, and home life are interconnected in Dumfries. She is also helping to develop other major research proposals as part of the University of Glasgow’s Reinvigorating Research call.

Ryan’s research interests are around how people feel about and live with digital technologies and data-driven practices in their everyday lives, particularly in the context of digital punishment and in/justice. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Glasgow and SCCJR in 2021. Her thesis was an ethnographic study of penal electronic monitoring in Scotland. Ryan previously worked as an RA on the Scotland in Lockdown study based at the University of Glasgow.

Recent publications

Casey, R., McNeill, F., Barkas, B., Cornish, N., Gormley, C., and Schinkel, M. (2021) ‘Pervasive punishment in a pandemic’, Probation Journal, 68(4): 476–492. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/02645505211050871.

Casey, R., Barkas, B., Gormley, C. (2021) ‘Justice interrupted: Experiences of enduring punishment in a pandemic’ Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin, 46: 5 – 12. Available at: https://howardleague.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ECAN-Bulletin-Themed-Issue-1-March-2021.pdf.

Casey, R. (2020) Capacities and demands in times of crisis: Impacts of the pandemic on third sector service provision. Scotland in Lockdown Research Briefing. Available at: https://scotlandinlockdown.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/service_provision_briefing_nov20.pdf.



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