THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Academic Board

  • Stephen Michael Buckley

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1983, 1984), MS(Chicago 1985), PhD(Chicago 1990) Professor, MU Member, Science 2018
  • Maeve Cooke

    BA(NUI), MA(NUI), DrPhil(Konstanz) Chair of Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee Professor of Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2005
  • Mark A. Crowe

    BAgr Sc(NUI 1989), PhD(NUI 1994), Dipl(American College of Animal Physiology 2002), DSc(NUI 2010) Professor of Animal Husbandry and Reproductive Biology, UCD Member, Science 2013
  • Vincent F. Fusco

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Professor of Electronic Engineering and Head of High Frequency Electronics Research, QUB Member, Science 2009
  • Catherine Godson

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1984, 1988) Secretary for Science Professor, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • Áine Hyland

    BA(NUI 1966), MEd(Dubl 1975), PhD(Dubl 1982), DLitt(hc NUI 2015), DSc(hc RCSI 2016) Chair of Social Sciences Committee Emeritus Professor, UCC Member, PL&A 2018
  • Jennifer Claire McElwain

    BA(Dubl 1993), PhD(London 1997). Professor Earth Institute, School of Biology and Environmental Science, TCD Member, Science 2017
  • Máirín Nic Eoin

    BA, HDipEd, MA, PhD(NUI 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996) Cathaoirleach Choiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach Emerita Professor of Irish, DCU Member, PL&A 2016
  • Brian Norton

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc Secretary for Policy and International Relations, Chair of Policy Oversight Group Principal, TU Dublin Member, Science 2016
  • Dáibhí Iarla Ó Cróinín

    BA, MPhil, PhD(NUI) Chair of Historical Studies Committee Associate Professor of History, NUIG Member, PL&A 1996
  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD PL&A Secretary, ALLEA Framework Programme 9 Working Group Professor Emeritus of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Finola O'Kane Crimmins

    B.Arch. (UCD 1993), Grad. Dip. in the Conservation of Historic Landscapes (The Architectural Association, London, 1997), Ph.D. (NUI 1999) Certificate in Architectural Practice & Practical Experience (UCD 2000) Chair of Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2017
  • Patrick Mary Shannon

    BSc, PhD. FEI, PGeo, EurGeol Secretary Emeritus Professor of Geology, UCD Member, Science 2003
  • Koen Verbruggen

    BSc, MSc Director, Geological Survey of Ireland Member, Science 2018

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