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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International Activities

  • Maria Baghramian

    BA(QUB 1983), PhD(Dubl 1990) ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise Professor of American Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2010
  • Luke O' Connor Drury

    PhD(Cantab) Management Board of the European Group of ICSU Members and ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise, Member of ALLEA Board Emeritus Professor, DIAS Member, Science 1995
  • Pat Goodman

    EASAC Working Group on Climate Change and Health DIT
  • Natalie Harrower

    Director Digital Repository of Ireland, Digital Repository of Ireland ALLEA E-Humanities Working Group
  • Maura Hiney

    Permanent Working Group Science and Ethics
  • Michael Bevan Jones

    BA, PhD(Lanc 1968,1971). FTCD Chair, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee and EASAC Environmental Steering Panel Emeritus Fellow, TCD Member, Science 2003
  • Rose Anne Kenny

    MB ChB(NUI 1977), MC(NUI 1986). FTCD, FRCPI SAPEA Working Group on Transforming the Future of Ageing Head of Department of Gerontology, TCD Member, Science 2014
  • 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
  • Patrick Gerald McKenna

    BSc(UU 1976), PhD(QUB 1979), DSc(hc NUI), LLD(hc QUB). FSB, CBiol, FIBMS, FRSA Vice-President, Member of Seven Academies Group Hon Executive Secretary and President Emeritus, Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science (HUCBMS), Professor Emeritus and former Vice Chancellor, UU Member, Science 2001
  • Cliona Murphy

    ALLEA Working Group on Science Education
  • Brian Nolan

    BA(NUI 1974), MA(McMaster 1975), PhD(LSE 1984) FEAM/ALLEA Committee on Health Inequalities Professor of Social Policy, Oxford Member, PL&A 2008
  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD PL&A Secretary, ALLEA Framework Programme 9 Working Group Professor of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Richard O'Kennedy

    BSc(NUI 1975), Dip(Dubl 1978, 1979), Dip(DIT 1979), PhD(NUI 1979) EASAC Biosciences Steering Panel Scientific Director, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU Member, Science 2014
  • Aifric O'Sullivan

    EASAC Working Group on Food, Nutrition, Security and Agriculture
  • Richard Reilly

    BE, MEngSc, PhD(NUI 1987, 1990, 1992), MA. FTCD SAPEA Working Group on Transforming the Future of Ageing Professor of Neural Engineering. Director, the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, TCD Member, Science 2012
  • Bert Rima

    MSc(Delft), PhD(McMaster 1975). FIBIOL, EASAC Biosciences Steering Panel Professor of Molecular Biology, QUB Member, Science 2002
  • Sinéad Riordan

    Head of Policy and International Relations, Policy and International Relations

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