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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Membership

  • Peter Courtland Agre

    MD(Johns Hopkins 1970) University Professor, Johns Hopkins University Honorary Member, Science 2011
  • Felix Aharonian

    Professor, DIAS Member, Science 2012
  • Ingrid Victoria Allen

    MD, DSc, Dr Med Sci(hc). FRCPath, FMedSci Professor Emerita of Neuropathology, QUB Member, Science 1993
  • John Harwood Andrews

    MA(Cantab), PhD(Lond), MA, MSc, MLitt(Dubl). FTCD Retired Professor of Geography, TCD Member, PL&A 1978
  • John Peebles Arbuthnott

    MA, PhD(Glas), ScD Professor of Microbiology, University of Glasgow and Former President, The Royal Society of Edinburgh Member, Science 1985
  • Tom Arnold

    MA Director, Institute for International and European Affairs Member, PL&A 2016
  • Michael Francis Atiyah

    FRS Former President, Royal Society of Edinburgh Honorary Member, Science 1979
  • John Fuller Atkins

    BA(Dubl 1965), MA(Dubl 1968), PhD(Dubl 1970), ScD(Dubl 1981) Former Director of Science Foundation Ireland, Molecular Biologist, UCC Member, Science 2003
  • Maria Baghramian

    BA(QUB 1983), PhD(Dubl 1990) ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise Associate Professor of Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2010
  • Mark Edward Bailey

    BA, MSc, MA, PhD Emeritus Director, Armagh Observatory Member, Science 2010
  • Michael George Lockhart Baillie

    PhD Professor of Palaeoecology, QUB Member, Science 1991
  • Bernard Bailyn

    AB(Williams College 1945), AM(Harvard 1947), PhD(Harvard 1953), LLD(Harvard 1999), LHD(Yale) University Professor, Harvard University Honorary Member, PL&A 2011
  • Toby Christopher Barnard

    MA, DPhil, FBA, FRHistS Emeritus Fellow, Hertford College, University of Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 2001
  • Thomas Bartlett

    PhD(QUB) Professor of Irish History, University of Aberdeen Member, PL&A 1995
  • John Raymond Bartlett

    BA, MLitt, MA(Oxon), MA, LittD(Dubl 1970, 1994), FTCD(Emeritus) Retired Professor of Biblical Studies, TCD and Church of Ireland Theological College Member, PL&A 2007
  • John Raphael (Ray) Bates

    BSc(NUI 1962), PhD(MIT 1969) Emeritus Professor of Meteorology, University of Copenhagen; Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, UCD Member, Science 1986
  • Brian Bates

    BSc, MSc(Nottm), DIC, PhD(Lond) Emeritus Professor of Physics, QUB Member, Science 1995
  • Werner Anton Vincenz Beierwaltes

    Promotion Phil., Habilitation, Dr (hc) Ioannina Bundesverdienstkreuz Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Honorary Member, PL&A 1986
  • Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    BSc(Glasgow), PhD(Cantab) President, Royal Society of Edinburgh Honorary Member, Science 2012
  • Keith David Bennett

    BA, MA, PhD(Cantab 1979, 1983, 1983) Head of School, QUB Member, Science 2011
  • Paul Anthony Elliott Bew

    MA, PhD(Cantab 1971, 1974) Professor of Politics, QUB Member, PL&A 2004
  • Werner Blau

    DiplPhys(Rosenburg 1979, 1983), DR, RER, NAT(Regensburg), MA(Dubl 1989), DSc(Dubl 1999). FTCD Professor of Physics of Advanced Materials, TCD Member, Science 2001
  • Sir Kenneth Percy Bloomfield

    BA, MA(Oxon 1952, 1956), LLD(hc QUB 1991), DUniv(hc Open University 2000), DLitt(hc Ulster 2002) Writer and former Chairman, Northern Ireland Higher Education Council Member, PL&A 2008
  • John Boardman

    Emeritus Lincoln College Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 1986
  • Walter Fred Bodmer

    BA, MA, PhD(Cantab), DSc(hc Bath, Oxon, Hull, Edin, Bristol, Loughborough, Lanc, Aberdeen, Plymouth, Lond, Salford, UMIST, Surrey), Dr(hc Leuven, Masaryk), MD (hc), FRS College Principal and Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford Honorary Member, Science 1998

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