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

  • Alan Titley

    BA(NUI 1972), MA(NUI 1974), PhD(NUI 1989) Former Head of Department of Irish, St Patricks College and Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, University College Cork Member, PL&A 2012
  • Jennifer Todd

    BA(Kent 1972), PhD(Boston 1977) Professor in Politics, UCD Member, PL&A 2007
  • Gregory Joseph Toner

    BA, MSc, PhD(QUB 1986, 1990, 1995) University Lecturer, QUB Member, PL&A 2018
  • Ben Tonra

    BA(NIHE Limerick 1986), MA (NIHE Limerick) 1988, PhD (University of Dublin) 1996 Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2020
  • Isabel Marie Bernadette Torres

    BA(QUB 1988), PhD(QUB 1994) Professor of Spanish Golden Age Literature, QUB Member, PL&A 2019
  • Miles Mark Turner

    BSc(Imperial College 1986), PhD(St Andrews 1990) Professor, DCU Member, Science 2020
  • Koen Verbruggen

    BSc, MSc Director, Geological Survey of Ireland Member, Science 2018
  • Jagdish Kumar Vij

    BSc, MSc, PhD(India 1964, 1965, 1970), PhD, ScD(Dubl 1975, 1990). FTCD Honorary Professor of Electronic Materials, TCD Member, Science 1999
  • Cédric Villani

    PhD (Paris Dauphine 1998) Directeur, Institut Henri Poincaré Honorary Member, Science 2012
  • Michael Viney

    LittD(Dubl hc) Writer Member, Science 2017
  • Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University Member, PL&A 2005
  • Johannes Gerardus Vos

    BSc, PhD(Leiden) Professor of Chemistry, DCU Member, Science 1999
  • John Waddell

    PhD Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, NUIG Member, PL&A 2000
  • John Lionel Waddington

    MA(Cantab), PhD, DSc(Lond) Professor of Neuroscience, RCSI Member, Science 2003
  • Patrick Francis Wallace

    BA, PhD(NUI), DPhil(hc Roskilde 2007). FSA, Order of the Dannebrog Director Emeritus, National Museum of Ireland Member, PL&A 1993
  • Edward M. Walsh

    BEng (NUI 1961), MS, PhD(Iowa State 1963, 1964), LLD(hc Dubl 1992, QUB 1995, NUI 1998), DSc(hc UU 1997), DLitt(hc UL 2010) Founding President, UL Member, Science 1999
  • Dermot Patrick Joseph Walsh

    LLB(QUB), BL(Inn of Court of Northern Ireland), PhD(NUI) Professor of Law, Kent Member, PL&A 2011
  • Richard Boyden Warner

    BA, MA(Cantab) Retired Keeper of Archaeology and Ethnography, Ulster Museum Member, PL&A 1995
  • Graeme William Watson

    BSc(Bath 1990), PhD(Bath 1994), FTCD Professor, TCD Member, Science 2018
  • James Dewey Watson

    BS (Chicago), PhD (Indiana) Chancellor, Professor of Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York Honorary Member, Science 2005
  • Denis Lawrence Weaire

    BA, PhD(Cantab), DSc(hc Tech.U.Lisbon). FRS Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural Experimental Philosophy, TCD Member, Science 1987
  • Steven Weinberg

    BS (Cornell), PhD (Princeton), FRS Jack S. Josey-Welch Foundation Chair in Science & Regental Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas Honorary Member, Science 2007
  • Richard G. West

    Professor of Geology, University of Cambridge Honorary Member, Science 1979
  • Roger William Whatmore

    BA(1973), MA(1977), PhD(Cavendish Lab), ScD(Cantab 2001) Consultant Member, Science 2012
  • Sally Wheeler

    DPhil, MA(Oxon), OBE Dean, College of Law, Australian National University Member, PL&A 2013

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