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 Brown

    Director, Program in Hellenic Studies and Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University Honorary Member, PL&A 2010
  • Terence Peter McCord Brown

    GMG, MA, PhD(Dubl) Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature, TCD Member, PL&A 1992
  • Kath Browne

    PhD(Gloucestershire 2003), MA(Sheffield 1999), BSc(Loughborough 1998) Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2022
  • James Joseph Browne

    BE(NUI 1974), MEngSc(NUI 1978), PhD(UMIST 1990), DSc(UMIST 1990) NUIG Member, Science 2005
  • Janet Elizabeth Browne

    BA(Dubl 1972), MSc(Imperial College 1973), PhD(Imperial College 1978), DSc (hc Dubl 2009) Professor, Harvard University Honorary Member, PL&A 2019
  • Ronald Hull Buchanan

    BA, PhD(QUB) Emeritus Professor of Irish Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 1987
  • Stephen Michael Buckley

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1983, 1984), MS(Chicago 1985), PhD(Chicago 1990) Professor, MU Member, Science 2018
  • Yvonne Maria Buckley

    BA(Oxon 1997), PhD(Imperial College, 2002), DIC(Imperial College, 2002), MA jo(Dubl, 2014). Professor of Zoology, TCD Member, Science 2019
  • Robert Burch

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Research Professor in Catalysis, QUB Member, Science 2006
  • 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) Professor of Musicology, Department of Music, MU Member, PL&A 2015
  • Geraldine Byrne Nason

    BA, MA(NUI), Dip(NYU) Ireland's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 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) President Royal Irish Academy Chair of the Governing Authority, MU 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
  • Mary Cannon

    MB BCh BAO(NUI 1988), Diploma Statistics(Dubl 1992), MRCPsych(Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1993), MSc Epid(London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1995), PhD(Kings College London, 2002), FRCPsych(Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2015) Psychiatrist, RSCI Member, Science 2022
  • 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) PL&A Secretary Professor, Director, Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, NUIG Member, PL&A 2014

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