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 Gray

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

    Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Honorary Member, Science 2023
  • 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
  • Patrick Griffin

    BA(Notre Dame 1987), MA(Columbia 1991), MA(Oxon 2022), PhD(Northwestern 1999) Historian, University of Notre Dame Honorary Member, PL&A 2022
  • Jane Grimson

    Fellow Emeritus, School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD Member, Science 2009
  • Michael Dominic Richard Guiry

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

    BSc, PhD. FRSC, FICI. RIA President 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
  • 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
  • Orla Hardiman

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

    BA(Dubl 1990), PhD (Dubl 1995) School of Arts, English and Languages, QUB Member, PL&A 2019
  • Joseph Pedlow Haughton

    MA, MSc(Dubl). FTCD Retired Professor of Geography, TCD Member, Science 1961
  • Christopher John Hawkesworth

    DPhil(Oxon 1974), BA(Dubl 1970) Professor Emeritus, Universities of Bristol & St Andrews Honorary Member, Science 2019
  • 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
  • Catherine Anne Hayward

    BA(UU 1999), PhD(NUI 2002) Professor of Political Sociology, QUB Member, PL&A 2023
  • Róisín Mary Healy

    BA(NUI 1991), MA(NUI 1992), MAGES(Georgetown 1994), PhD(Georgetown 1999) Senior Lecturer, University of Galway Member, PL&A 2023


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