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

  • Robert Burch

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Research Professor in Catalysis, QUB Member, Science 2006
  • Philip George Burke

    BSc(Lond 1953), PhD(Lond 1956), DSc(hc Exeter, QUB). FRS Emeritus Professor, QUB Member, Science 1974
  • Mark Thornton Burnett

    BA(Exeter 1983), MA(San Diego), D.Phil(Oxon 1990) Professor of Renaissance Studies, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Duncan Thorburn Burns

    BSc(Leeds 1955), PhD(Leeds 1959), DSc(Loughborough 1972), MA(QUB 1992). FRSE Adjunct Professor, Kasetsart University; Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Visiting Research Professor, QUB. Member, Science 1984
  • Geraldine Butler

    BA(Dubl 1984), PhD(Dubl 1989) Professor of Genetics, UCD Member, Science 2015
  • Ruth Mary Josephine Byrne

    BA(NUI 1983), PhD(Dubl 1987), FTCD Professor of Cognitive Science (Personal Chair), TCD. Member, Science 2007
  • Lorraine Byrne Bodley

    BA(NUI 1988, 1995), HDip(NUI 1989), PhD(NUI 1999), DMus(NUI 2012) Director of Research and Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, MU Member, PL&A 2015
  • Geraldine Byrne Nason

    BA, MA(NUI), Dip(NYU) Ambassador of Ireland to France and Monaco, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Member, PL&A 2014
  • Martin Caffrey

    BAgrSc(NUI 1972), MS, PhD(Cornell 1976, 1983) Professor of Membrane Structural and Functional Biology, TCD Member, Science 2009
  • Clive Edric John (Rick). Caldicott

    MA(Dubl), BA, M-ès-L(Aix-Marseille), PhD(Dubl), Maître-ès-Jeux(Académie des Jeux Floraux, Toulouse) Emeritus Professor of French, UCD Member, PL&A 2001
  • Bruce Mortimer Stanley Campbell

    BA, PhD(Cantab). FBA Professor of Medieval Economic History, QUB Member, PL&A 1997
  • William Cecil Campbell

    BA, MA(Dubl 1952), PhD(Wiscon 1956), DSc(hc Wiscon 2005, McGill 2007), ScD(hc Dubl 2012), DLitt (hc Drew 2016) Drew University Honorary Member, Science 2016
  • 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
  • Paul John Cannon

    MB, MSc, MA(NUI), BA(Dubl). FCII, FSB. Former Professor of Physiology, UCC and Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, UCD Member, Science 1960
  • Nicholas Patrick Canny

    BA, MA(NUI 1964, 1967), PhD(Pennsylvania 1971). FBA, FRHistSoc Emeritus Professor of History and Former Academic Director, Moore Institute, NUIG Member, PL&A 1981
  • John Price Carey

    AB(1978 Harvard), AM(1981 Harvard), PhD(1983 Harvard) Professor and Head of Department, Early and Medieval Irish, UCC Member, PL&A 2011
  • Daniel Carey

    BA(McGill 1984), MPhil(Dubl 1987), DPhil(Oxon 1993) Professor, Director, Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, NUIG Member, PL&A 2014
  • Martin C. Carey

    MB, BCh, BAO, MD, DSc(NUI 1962, 1981, 1984), AM(Harv 1989), LLD(hc NUI 1992), DSc (hc NUI 2010) Senior Physician-Scientist in Academic Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Professor of Health Sciences and Technology in the Irving M. London Society of the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Honorary Member, Science 1996
  • Pádraig Risteard Carmody

    BA(Dubl 1990), MSc(Dubl 1994), PhD(Minnesota 1998), FTCD Associate Professor of Geography, TCD Member, PL&A 2018
  • Andrew Carpenter

    BA(Oxon 1963), MA(Oxon 1968), PhD(NUI 1970), FEA Emeritus Professor of English, UCD. Member, PL&A 2006
  • James Patrick Casey

    LLB(QUB), MA, PhD(Dubl), LLD(NUI) Professor of Law, UCD Member, PL&A 1998
  • Kevin James Cathcart

    BA(Dubl), LicLingOr(PIB Rome), MA(Dubl), DrLingOr(PIB Rome) Research Fellow, Campion Hall, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Languages, UCD Member, PL&A 1980
  • Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards

    BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon). Emeritus Jesus Professor of Celtic, University of Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 2007
  • Aidan Clarke

    MA, PhD, LittD(hc Dubl), FTCD Retired Professor of Modern History, TCD Member, PL&A 1982
  • Howard Brian Clarke

    BA, PhD(Birm 1962, 1978). FRHistS Emeritus Professor of Medieval Socio-Economic History, UCD Member, PL&A 2003

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