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

  • John Frederick Dewey

    BSc (Lond 1958), PhD, DIC (Imperial College London 1960, 1960), MA (Cantab 1965, Oxon 1986), ScD (Cantab 1987), DSc (Oxon 1988, hc Memorial University of Newfoundland 1995, hc NUI 1998) Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of California, Davis Honorary Member, Science 2008
  • Dermot Diamond

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc(QUB 1976, 1983, 1987, 2002) Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, DCU Member, Science 2014
  • Frédéric Dias

    PhD, Habilitation Thematic Senior Professor, UCD Member, Science 2016
  • David Jocelyn Dickson

    BA, PhD(Dubl). FTCD Professor of Modern History, TCD Member, PL&A 2006
  • John Myles Dillon

    MA(Oxon, Dubl), PhD(Berkeley). FTCD Regius Professor of Greek, TCD Member, PL&A 1983
  • Seán Dineen

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1964, 1965), DSc(NUI 1975), PhD(University of Maryland 1969) Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, UCD Member, Science 1987
  • Victor Frederick Dixon

    BA, MA, PhD(Cantab 1954, 1959, 1959), MA(Dubl 1976). FTCD Emeritus Professor of Hispanic Studies, TCD Member, PL&A 2007
  • Alan DW Dobson

    BSc(NUI 1981), PhD(NUI 1985), DSc(NUI 2005). CBiol Professor, UCC Member, Science 2013
  • Joseph Dolan

    MB, BCh BAO, MD (NUI 1977, 1988), FRS Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry, University College London. Honorary Member, Science 2011
  • James Oliver Dolly

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1966, 1968), PhD(Wales 1972), DSc(Lond 2002) Director, International Centre for Neurotherapeutics, DCU Member, Science 2007
  • Patricia Donlon

    PhD, DLitt, DipLis Retired Director, National Library of Ireland Member, PL&A 1992
  • Hastings Donnan

    BA (QUB 1975), DPhil (Sussex 1981), FBA, FAcSS Professor of Anthropology and Director, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, QUB Member, PL&A 2001
  • Dervilla M.X. Donnelly

    BSc, PhD, DSc, ScD(hc DUB), DSc(hc QUB), DSc(hc Nottm) LLD(hc NUI) Emerita Professor of Phytochemistry UCD and Chair, DIAS Foundation Member, Science 1968
  • Sean Dorgan

    BComm, MEcomSc(NUI 1971, 1972) Former Chairman, Ulster Bank Group and Chairman, Irish Management Institute Member, PL&A 2010
  • Charles James Dorman

    BSc(NUI), PhD(Dubl), MA(Dubl), ScD(Dubl). FTCD Professor of Microbiology, TCD Member, Science 2005
  • Noel Dorr

    BA, BComm, HDipEd(NUI 1954,1955), MA(Georgetown 1977) Retired Diplomat/Civil Servant Member, PL&A 2008
  • Patrick J. Dowling

    BE (NUI), DIC, PhD (Lond), LLD (hc NUI), DSc (hc Vilnius TU, Ulster), FIC (Imperial College), CEng, CCMI, FRS, FICE, FIStructE, FRINA, FIEI, FASCE, FCGI, FIAE, FREng Former Member of the Governing Authority UCD (2008-2013), Retired Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Emeritus Professor, University of Surrey Honorary Member, Science 2007
  • Roger George Hamill Downer

    PhD(Western Ontario 1970), DSc, LLD(QUB 1984, hc 2003), DSc(hc Waterloo 2004). President Emeritus, UL. Member, Science 2004
  • John Gerard Doyle

    BSc(QUB 1977), PhD(QUB 1980) Research Astronomer, Armagh Observatory Member, Science 2006
  • Luke O' Connor Drury

    PhD(Cantab) Management Board of the European Group of ICSU Members and ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise, Member of ALLEA Board Senior Professor and Head of Astrophysics Section, DIAS Member, Science 1995
  • Eamon Duffy

    BA (Hull 1968), PhD (Cantab 1972), DD (Cantab 1994), DD (hc Durham 2013), DLitt (hc Pontifical Institute, Toronto 2013). FBA Professor of History of Christianity, Magdelene College, Cambridge Honorary Member, PL&A 2012
  • David Norman Dumville

    BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (Edin), MA (hc Penn), FRHS, FRSAI. Chair in History, Palaeography & Celtic, University of Aberdeen Honorary Member, PL&A 2009
  • Robert Elgie

    BA(Oxon 1987), PhD(LSE 1992) Professor of Government and International Studies, DCU Member, PL&A 2017
  • Marianne Elliott

    MA, PhD. FBA, FRHistS Liverpool University Honorary Member, PL&A 2016
  • Steven Godfrey Ellis

    BA, MA(Manchester 1973, 1974), PhD(QUB 1979), DLitt(NUI 1988) Chair, Historical Studies Committee Established Professor of History and Head of School of Humanities, NUIG Member, PL&A 2012

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