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

  • Donald Fitzmaurice

    BSc, PhD, DSc(NUI 1985, 1988, 2000) Chief Executive Officer, Brandtone Member, Science 2005
  • Marie Therese Flanagan

    BA, MA(NUI), DPhil(Oxon) Professor of Medieval History, QUB Member, PL&A 2005
  • Peter Raymond Flatt

    BSc, PhD(Aston 1974, 1977) Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UU Member, Science 2006
  • Alan John Fletcher

    BA, MA(Leeds 1973, 1974), BLitt(Oxon 1978), PhD(NUI 1997) Lecturer, UCD Member, PL&A 2004
  • Alison Forrestal

    BA Th(NUI 1994), MA(NUI 1996), PhD(Manchester 2000) Personal Professor in History, NUIG Member, PL&A 2019
  • Robert John Forster

    BSc(NUI 1987), PhD(DCU 1990) Professor of Physical Chemistry, DCU Member, Science 2020
  • Robert Fitzroy Foster

    MA, PhD (Dubl 1976) Carrol Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 2010
  • Timothy James Foster

    BA(Dubl 1969), PhD(Bristol 1973) Professor of Molecular Microbiology, TCD Member, Science 2010
  • Patrick F. Fottrell

    BSc, MSc(NUI), PhD(Glasgow), DSc(NUI) Retired Professor of Biochemistry, NUIG. Chairperson, Science Foundation Ireland Member, Science 1976
  • Andrew Cadle Fowler

    BA(Oxon 1974), MSc(Oxon 1975), M.A., D. Phil(Oxon 1978) University Professor, UL Member, Science 2019
  • John Patrick Fraher

    MB, BCh, BAO(NUI), PhD, DSc(Edin), RCS Edinburgh. FRCSEd Former Professor of Anatomy, UCC Member, Science 1998
  • Robert (Robin) Ferris Frame

    BA, MA, PhD (Dubl 1966, 1969, 1971), FRHistS (1978) Emeritus Professor of History, University of Durham Honorary Member, PL&A 2007
  • Adrian Frazier

    BA(Pomona College 1971), Diploma(Dubl 1973), MA(Washington University 1976), PhD(Washington University 1979) Professor, NUIG Member, PL&A 2012
  • Eugene C. Freuder

    BA(Harvard 1967), PhD(MIT 1975) Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cork Constraint Computation Centre, UCC Member, Science 2007
  • Otto-Hermann Frey

    Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Marburg Honorary Member, PL&A 2000
  • Anne Fuchs

    MA, DrPhil(Konstanz). FBA Director, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD Member, PL&A 2009
  • Vincent F. Fusco

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Professor of Electronic Engineering and Head of High Frequency Electronics Research, QUB Member, Science 2009
  • Mary Gallagher

    BA(Dubl), DEA(Paris), DèsL(Paris) Associate Professor of French, UCD Member, PL&A 2005
  • Michael Gallagher

    BA(Lancaster 1972), MSc(Essex 1973), MSc(Strathclyde 1974), PhD(Strathclyde 1979) Professor of Comparative Politics, Head of Department of Political Science, TCD. Member, PL&A 2013
  • Frank Gannon

    BSc(NUI), PhD(Leicester) Emeritus Fellow, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Member, Science 2007
  • Stephen James Gardiner

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Treasurer Professor of Mathematics, UCD Member, Science 2000
  • Graham Gargett

    BA(Reading, 1967), PhD(East Anglia, 1974) Professor of French Culture and Ideas, UU Member, PL&A 2006
  • Paul Michael Garrett

    DLitt(NUI 2020), PhD(Nottingham 2002), PGCAP(Nottingham 2001), MA(Liverpool 1998), MA(Lancaster 1994), Postgraduate Diploma(Manchester 1992), Certificate of Professional Development(Liverpool Polytechnic 1986), BA(Sussex 1982) Senior Lecturer, NUIG Member, PL&A 2020
  • Thomas Christopher Garvin

    BA, MA(NUI 1964, 1966), PhD(Georgia 1974) Professor of Politics, UCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Conor Anthony Gearty

    BCL (NUI 1978), LLB(Cantab 1980), PhD(Cantab 1986). FBA London School of Economics and Politics Honorary Member, PL&A 2015

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