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

  • Thomas Ray

    BA(Dubl 1978), MSc, PhD(Manc 1979, 1981) Chair, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee Professor, DIAS Member, Science 2009
  • Richard Reilly

    BE, MEngSc, PhD(NUI 1987, 1990, 1992), MA. FTCD SAPEA Working Group on Transforming the Future of Ageing Professor of Neural Engineering. Director, the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, TCD Member, Science 2012
  • Paula Jo Lucas Reimer

    BSc, MSc(Iowa State University 1974, 1976), PhD(Washington 1998) Director of 14CHRONO Centre for Climate, the Environment and Chronology, QUB Member, Science 2014
  • Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses

    BA(Dubl 1992), PhD(Dubl 1996) Professor of History, MU Member, PL&A 2017
  • Stuart Alan Rice

    Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago Honorary Member, Science 2002
  • T. Maurice Rice

    Professor of Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich Honorary Member, Science 1988
  • Louise Mary Richardson

    BA(Dubl 1980), MA(UCLA 1981, Harvard 1984), PhD(Harvard 1989), Doctorate(hc MGIMO), FRSE Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 2015
  • David Horsfall Stuart Richardson

    MA, MSc, DPhil, ScD Editor-in-Chief "Symbiosis", Past President of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Dean Emeritus of Science, Saint Mary's University, Canada Member, Science 1990
  • Hugh Malcolm Ridley

    MA, PhD(Cantab), Dr(hc Essen) Professor of German, UCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Bert Rima

    MSc(Delft), PhD(McMaster 1975). FIBIOL, EASAC Biosciences Steering Panel Professor of Molecular Biology, QUB Member, Science 2002
  • Nabeel Agha Riza

    BS(Illinois Institute of Technology 1984), MS(Caltech 1985), PhD(Caltech 1989) Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC Member, Science 2020
  • Geoffrey Roberts

    BSc, PhD Professor of History, UCC Member, PL&A 2016
  • Ian Hamilton Robertson

    BSc(Glas 1973), MPhil, PhD(Lond 1978, 1988), MA(Dubl 2001). FTCD Professor of Psychology, TCD. Member, Science 2004
  • Mary Robinson

    MA, LLB(Dubl), LLM(Harvard), LLD(Oxon), Barrister-at-Law, (King's Inns, Dublin), LLD(hc from 21 Universities ), DPhil(hc DCU), DPS(hc Northeastern), DDSH(hc Rennes) Former President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Senator, Reid Professor of Constitutional Law, Leader of The Ethical Globalization Initiative, New York. Chancellor, University of Dublin and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice Member, PL&A 1991
  • James F. Roche

    MAgrSc, PhD, DSc Professor of Animal Husbandry and Production, UCD Member, Science 1989
  • John Joseph Rooney

    BSc(1957), PhD(QUB 1960) Retired Professor of Chemistry, QUB Member, Science 1991
  • Philipp Wolfram Rosemann

    MA(QUB 1989), LicPhil(Université catholique de Louvain 1991), DPhil(Université catholique de Louvain 1995), DLitt(NUI 2020) Professor of Philosophy, MU Member, PL&A 2020
  • Julian Richard Huxham Ross

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Research Professor, UL Member, Science 2001
  • Paul Ross

    BSc, PhD(NUI) Head of College of Science Engineering & Food Science, UCC Member, Science 2010
  • Stephen Arthur Royle

    BA, MA(Cantab 1971, 1975), PhD(Leicester 1977). FHEA, FRGS, FCIEA, CGeog, FRHistS Emeritus Professor of Island Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 2008
  • Frances Philomena Ruane

    BA, MA(NUI), BPhil, DPhil(Oxon), MA(Dubl) Honorary Professor of Economics TCD, Director, ESRI Member, PL&A 2003
  • Michael FitzGerald Ryan

    MA (NUII) Ph.D (DU), MRIA, FSA, Hon FTCD Member, PL&A 1990
  • Pierce Ryan

    BAgrSc(NUI 1951), MSc(Iowa State 1959), PhD(Dubl 1963) Retired Director, Teagasc Member, Science 1967
  • Eleanor Ann Saddlemyer

    BA (U of Sask), MA (Queen's Canada), PhD (London), DLitt (U of Sask) Professor Emerita, University of Toronto Honorary Member, PL&A 2011
  • Eda Sagarra

    BA, MA(NUI 1954, 1955), DrPhil(Vienna 1957), MA, LittD(Dubl 1977, 1996). FTCD(Emerita) Emerita Professor of German/ Educational Consultant, TCD Member, PL&A 1986

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