Rona coordinates ESN’s policy and development work and leads on the policy programme co-financed by the European Commission. He has over 11 years’ experience of working on social policy issues pertaining to child protection and rights, youth, employment, social workforce, refugee and migrant integration and protection. Before joining ESN, Ronan worked with UNHCR and international NGOs.

Ronan has an MA in Social Policy Research and Evaluation from Bangor University, and a BA(Hons) in Social Work with European Pathways from University College Cork in Ireland. Ronan has also completed studies in European Public Policy from Université de Rennes 1 and the University of Münster in Germany.

Outside ESN, Ronan enjoys partaking in triathlons, reading, listening to music and traveling.

Languages: English and French