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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Executive Committee

  • Mary Canning

    BA, MA, H. Dip.Ed., PhD(NUI 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973), DLitt(hc NUI 2014) Senior Vice President Board Member, Higher Education Authority Member, PL&A 2010
  • Stephen James Gardiner

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Treasurer Professor of Mathematics, UCD Member, Science 2000
  • Patrick Jerome Guiry

    BSc, PhD. CChem Secretary for Science. Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Head of School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Director of the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, UCD Member, Science 2013
  • Michael Peter Kennedy

    BE(NUI), MS, EE, PhD(Calif 1987, 1991), DEng (NUI 2010). CEng, President, the Royal Irish Academy Professor of Microelectronic Engineering, UCD Member, Science 2004
  • Peter Edward McHugh

    BE, ScM, PhD Policy and International Relations Secretary, EASAC Council Dean of Engineering and Informatics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, NUIG Member, Science 2011
  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD PL&A Secretary, ALLEA Framework Programme 9 Working Group Professor of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Patrick Mary Shannon

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

    Facilities Manager, Staff Representative on Executive Committee

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