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

  • 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
  • George Francis Imbusch

    BSc(NUI), MSc(NUI), PhD(Stanford), DSc(NUI) Emeritus Professor of Experimental Physics, NUIG Member, Science 1977
  • Attracta Ingram

    BA(NUI 1970), PhD(Dubl 1977) Emerita Professor of Politics (Moral and Political Philosophy), UCD Member, PL&A 2008
  • Alan David Irvine

    MB BCh BAO(QUB 1991), MD(QUB 1998), FRCPI(Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2004), FRCP(Royal College of Physicians of London 2008), DSc(QUB 2016) Consultant Dermatologist/Professor of Dermatology, TCD, Children's Health Ireland, St James's Hospital Member, Science 2019
  • George William Irwin

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Emeritus Professor of Control Engineering, QUB Member, Science 2002
  • Dorota Stanislawa Iwaniec

    MA, DipEd(Jagiellonian University of Kraków 1962, 1963), DipSW, PhD(Leicester 1977, 1983), CQSW(1977) Emerita Professor of Social Work, QUB Member, PL&A 2007
  • Alvin Jackson

    MA, DPhil(Oxon 1986) Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History, Edinburgh Honorary Member, PL&A 2014
  • Derek William Thomas Jackson

    BSc(UU 1990), PhD(UU 1993) Professor of Coastal Geomorphology, UU Member, Science 2021
  • Arthur Jaffe

    BA (Princeton 1959), AB (Cantab 1961), PhD (Princeton 1966). Landon T. Clay Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Science, Harvard University Honorary Member, Science 2009
  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    BA(Yale 1982), MA, PhD(Pennsylvania 1990) Professor of Art History, UCD Member, PL&A 2011
  • Pierre Joannon

    Doctorate of Law(Nice 1972) Hon. Consul General of Ireland in France, Irish Cultural Centre, Paris Member, PL&A 2021
  • Nuala C Johnson

    BA, MA(NUI 1983, 1985), PhD(Syracuse 1990) Professor of Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 2014
  • Michael Bevan Jones

    BA, PhD(Lanc 1968,1971). FTCD Emeritus Fellow, TCD Member, Science 2003
  • Alan Jones

    BSc(Nottm 1972), MSc(Birm 1973), PhD(Edinburgh 1977) Senior Professor Emeritus, DIAS Member, Science 2010
  • Alun Jones

    BA(Nottm 1980), MA(Durham 1982), PhD(Leicester 1986) Professor of Geography, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • David Simon Jones

    BSc(QUB 1985), PhD(QUB 1988), DSc(QUB 2006), BA(Open University 2014) Pro-Vice-Chancellor, QUB Member, Science 2022
  • David J. Judge

    MA, MSc, PhD(NUI) Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Physics, UCD Member, Science 1967
  • Balz Kamber

    MSc, PhD(Bern 1992, 1995) Professor in Petrology, QUT Member, Science 2018
  • Michael Thomas Kane

    BAgrSc, MAgrSc(NUI 1964, 1965), PhD(Cornell, 1969), DSc Emeritus Professor of Physiology, NUIG Member, Science 2007
  • Anthony (Tony) Kavanagh

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1979, 1984) Professor of Genetics, TCD Member, Science 2009
  • Joseph Keane

    Doctorate of Medicine(Dubl 1999), American Board of Pulmonary Medicine, Board Certified 1998, American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified 1997, Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Certification 1995, BSc(NUI 1993), MRCPUK 1991, MRCPI 1990, MB, BCh BAO(Dubl 1988) Professor of Medicine, TCD Member, Science 2021
  • Richard Marius Kearney

    BA(NUI), MA(McGill), PhD(Paris) Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy, Boston College, USA Member, PL&A 1998
  • Patricia Maryclare Kearney

    MBBChBAO(NUI 1998), MRCPI(RCPI 2001), MPH(Tulane University 2002), PhD(Tulane University 2006), MFPHMI(RCPI 2021) Professor of Epidemiology, UCC Member, Science 2022
  • Gerry Kearns

    BA, PhD(Cantab 1978, 1985) Professor of Human Geography, MU Member, PL&A 2018
  • Neil Patrick Keatinge

    BA(Dubl), MSc(LSE), PhD(Dubl). FTCD(Emeritus) Retired Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, TCD Member, PL&A 1992

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