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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  • Peter John Gregson

    BSc, PhD(Imperial College). MIM, CEng, FIMMM(Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield. Member, Science 2007
  • Nicholas Grene

    BA(Dubl), PhD(Cantab) Professor of English Literature, TCD Member, PL&A 1997
  • Jane Grimson

    Vice-President TCD Member, Science 2009
  • Robert H. Grubbs

    Victor & Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology Honorary Member, Science 1999
  • Michael Dominic Richard Guiry

    MSc(NUI), PhD(Lond), DSc(Lond). FLS Emeritus Professor of Botany, NUIG Member, Science 1991
  • Patrick Jerome Guiry

    BSc, PhD. CChem Secretary for Science. Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Head of School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Director of the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, UCD Member, Science 2013
  • Brian Edgar Scourse Gunning

    Emeritus Professor, Australian National University Honorary Member, Science 1999
  • Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson

    BSc(University of Iceland), PhD(QUB). FTCD Professor in Chemistry, TCD Member, Science 2011
  • David William Halton

    BSc, PhD, DSc(Leeds). FRSB Emeritus Professor of Parasitology, QUB Member, Science 1994
  • Eric Pratt Hamp

    Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Linguistics, University of Chicago Honorary Member, PL&A 1989
  • Damian Francis Hannan

    BAgrSc, MAgrSc(NUI), MA, PhD(Michigan State) Former Research Professor, ESRI Member, PL&A 1989
  • Peter Desmond Harbison

    MA(NUI), Dr Phil(Marburg). HonFTCD Professor of Archaeology, Royal Hibernian Academy and Honorary Academic Editor, Royal Irish Academy Member, PL&A 1979
  • Christopher Hardacre

    BA, MA, PhD(Cantab) Professor/Head of School, Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science Professor/Head of School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester Member, Science 2013
  • Thomas P. Hardiman

    BE, BSc, LLD(hc), DLitt(hc) Chairman Telegael Media Group, An Spidéal, Supervisory Board Member EU Japan Industrial Cooperation Centre, Tokyo Member, Science 1980
  • Orla Hardiman

    BSc(NUI 1980), MB BCh BAO(NUI 1983), MD(NUI 1992), MRCPI (1992), FRCPI(2001) Professor of Neurology, TCD Member, Science 2015
  • Maurice Harmon

    MA, PhD(NUI), DHumL(UC) Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, UCD Member, PL&A 1976
  • William C Harris

    BSc(College of William and Mary 1966), PhD(University of South Carolina 1970) President and CEO, Science Foundation Arizona and Adjunct Professor, DCU Member, Science 2004
  • Brian Joseph Harvey

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1979,1982), HDR(Nice 1991) Professor of Molecular Medicine, RCSI. Member, Science 2007
  • Joseph Pedlow Haughton

    MA, MSc(Dubl). FTCD Retired Professor of Geography, TCD Member, Science 1961
  • Michael Hilary B. Hayes

    BAgr Sc(NUI 1952), MS(Cornell 1955), PhD(OhioState 1960) Research Professor, Carbolea Centre, Chemical and Environmental Sciences, UL Member, Science 2004
  • William Hayes

    Professor of Physics and Director and Head of The Clarendon Laboratory 1985-1987, President St John's College 1987-2001, Pro-Vice Chancellor 1990-2001, University of Oxford Honorary Member, Science 1998
  • David William Hayton

    BA(Manc), DPhil(Oxford). FSA, FRHS Professor of Early Modern Irish and British History, QUB Member, PL&A 2008
  • Miriam Hederman O'Brien

    PhD(Dubl, 1980), Barrister at Law(Kings Inns Dublin, 1954), BA(Dubl, 1953), PhD(hc Maynooth 1995), LLD(hc NUI 2001), LLD(hc UU 2002) Public Policy Analyst/Lawyer. Member, PL&A 2005
  • Peter Heffernan

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1981,1985) Chief Executive Member, Science 2006
  • James Joseph Alexander Heffron

    DSc, PhD, BSc, MRIA, FRSC, CChem Professor of Biochemistry, UCC Member, Science 1992


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