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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  • Dermot Gleeson

    BA, LLM, Barrister-at-Law Senior Counsel, former Attorney General of Ireland, Former Chairman of the Governing Body, University College Cork Member, PL&A 2002
  • Catherine Godson

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1984, 1988) Secretary for Science Professor, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • Jonathan Lamb Gorman

    MA(Edin 1970), PhD(Cantab 1973) Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast Member, PL&A 2005
  • Roderick Ian S. Gow

    PhD(Liver) Associate Professor of Mathematics, UCD Member, Science 1997
  • William George Graham

    BSc, PhD(QUB, 1971, 1974). CPhys Professor of Physics, QUB Member, Science 2006
  • Peter Gray

    BA(Cantab 1987), PhD(Cantab 1992) Professor of Modern History and Head of School, QUB Member, PL&A 2013
  • John Martin Gregg

    BA, MA, PhD(Cantab 1991, 1995) Professor of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, QUB Member, Science 2018
  • 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

    Fellow Emeritus, School of Computer Science and Statistics, 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 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
  • Yuri K. Gunko

    MSc(Moscow State 1987), PhD(Moscow State 1991) Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, TCD Member, Science 2019
  • 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


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