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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Diversity Committee

  • Alan Michael Barrett

    BA(Dubl 1989), MA(Michigan State 1991), PhD(Michigan State 1994). Honorary Fellow, Society of Actuaries of Ireland Research Fellow, Institute for Labor Economics, Germany Director, Economic and Social Research Institute Member, PL&A 2019
  • Catherine Day

    BA, MA Chair, Governing Authority, UCC Member, PL&A 2016
  • Nuala C Johnson

    BA, MA(NUI 1983, 1985), PhD(Syracuse 1990) Professor of Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 2014
  • Anita Rose Maguire

    BSc(NUI 1985), PhD(NUI 1989) Vice President Vice President for Research and Innovation, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Director ABCRF, UCC Member, Science 2014
  • Gerardine Meaney

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1982, 1984, 1990) Professor of Cultural Theory, UCD Member, PL&A 2018
  • John Morison

    LLB, PhD(Wales) Chair, Ethical, Political, Legal and Philsophical Committee Professor of Jurisprudence, Queen's University Belfast Member, PL&A 2009
  • Grace VT Mulcahy

    MVB(NUI 1982), PhD(NUI 1989) Professor, Veterinary and Infectious Diseases, UCD Member, Science 2018
  • Mary O'Dowd

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

    BA(Dubl 1978), PhD(Cantab 1982) Research Professor in Physics, UCC Member, Science 2010
  • Geraldine Sheridan

    BA, H Dip Ed, MA (NUI), PhD (Warwick) Professor Emerita in French, University of Limerick Member, PL&A 2012

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