Andrew RYDER

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Brief introduction

Lecturer, Corvinus University Budapest


PhD, Middlesex 2009

Academic profile

Andrew Ryder has a long history of work with and for Gypsy Roma Traveller communities. Between 1990 and 2001, Andrew worked as a teacher in state schools and with the British Council and taught Gypsy/Roma children in the UK, Hungary and Portugal. From 2002 until 2006, Andrew was the policy officer for the Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform Coalition (GTLRC), an umbrella group which lobbied for more Traveller sites and greater social inclusion. The GTLRC was awarded the Liberty Human Rights Award in 2004. Andrew also acted as researcher to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Traveller Law Reform from 2002 – 2007 and continues to provide support and advice. Between 2006 and 2009 Andrew was the National Policy Officer for the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain, and between 2009 and 2010 carried out research into Traveller Economic Inclusion. Andrew is currently a lecturer in the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy at the Corvinus University of Budapest and Associate Fellow with the Third Sector Research Centre.


  • Cemlyn, S and Ryder, A (2011) Measures to promote the situation of Roma EU citizens in the European Union (UK Country Report), The European Parliament
  • Ryder, A, Acton, T, Cemlyn, S, Cleemput, P, Greenfields, M, Richardson, J and Smith, D (2011) A Big or Divided Society? Final Recommendations and Report of the Panel Review into the Impact of the Localism Bill and Coalition Government Policy on Gypsies and Travellers’
  • Ryder, A and Greenfields, M (2010) Roads to Success: Routes to Economic and Social Inclusion for Gypsies and Travellers  (A report by the Irish Traveller Movement in Britain funded by Big Lottery Research)


Social inclusion, third sector, education

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