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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  • 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
  • Derek William Thomas Jackson

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

    MA, DPhil(Oxon 1986) Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History, Edinburgh Honorary Member, PL&A 2014
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Cecily Catherine Kelleher

    MB BCH BAO(NUI 1980), MPH(NUI 1987), MD(NUI 1987), DMed(NUI 2014) Professor of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, UCD Member, Science 2020
  • Margaret Olivia Kelleher

    BA (NUI 1984), PhD(Boston College 1992) Professor and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature, UCD Member, PL&A 2020
  • Fergus Samuel Kelly

    BA(Dubl 1967), LittD(Dubl 1987) Senior Professor, DIAS Member, PL&A 2004
  • Mary Kelly

    BA, PhD(Dubl 1977, 1984), MBA(DCU 1992). Former Chief Executive, An Bord Pleanála Member, Science 2007
  • Morgan Kelly

    BA(Dubl 1984), PhD(Yale 1990) Professor of Economics, UCD Member, PL&A 2014
  • John Moffat Kelly

    BSc(Manc), MSc(McMaster), PhD(Lond), ScD(Dublin). FRSC Retired Professor of Chemistry, TCD Member, Science 1998
  • James J. Kelly

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI) Professor of History and Head of School of History and Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dublin City University Member, PL&A 2003


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