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

  • Raymond 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
  • Mary Colette Donnelly

    BSc(NUI 1975), MBA(Dubl 1977) Chair, Climate Change Advisory Council Member, Science 2022
  • 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
  • Gary Donohoe

    BA, BD, HDipPsych, MPsychSc(NUI), MA, DClinPsych, PhD(Dubl) Professor of Psychology, University of Galway Member, Science 2022
  • Fiona Maria Doohan

    BSc(NUI 1994), PhD(Open University 1998) Professor of Plant Health, UCD Member, Science 2022
  • 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
  • Mary Rita Doyle

    BCS(NUI 1978), MSc(Dubl 2022) Visiting Research Fellow in Public Policy, TCD Member, PL&A 2022
  • 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 Emeritus Professor, 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
  • Christopher Trevor Elliott

    MSc(Ulster), PhD(QUB) QUB Member, Science 2020
  • 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, University of Galway Member, PL&A 2012
  • Robert William Elwood

    BSc, PhD(Reading 1972, 1975) Professor of Animal Behaviour, QUB Member, Science 2008
  • Paul Cowper Engel

    BA(Oxon 1965), MA(Oxon), DPhil(Oxon 1968) Professor of Biochemistry, UCD Member, Science 2001
  • Richard English

    MA(Oxon 1985), PhD(Keele 1990) Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, QUB Member, PL&A 2009
  • James Stewart Fairley

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB 1962, 1965, 1989) Retired Professor of Zoology, University of Galway Member, Science 1993
  • Padraic Gerard Fallon

    BSc(East London 1990), MSc, PhD(Wales 1992, 1995), MA(Dubl 2010). FTCD Professor of Translational Immunology, TCD Member, Science 2014

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