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

  • Adrian E Raftery

    BA, MSC (Dubl 1976,1977) Professor of Statistics and Sociology, Director, Center for Statistics, University of Washington Honorary Member, Science 2013
  • Mani Ramaswami

    MS (Indian Institute of Technology 1984), PhD (California Institute of Technology 1990) Professor of Neurogenetics, TCD Member, Science 2014
  • Lisa Randall

    BA, PhD (Harvard) Professor of Physics, Harvard University Honorary Member, Science 2009
  • Thomas Ray

    BA(Dubl 1978), MSc, PhD(Manc 1979, 1981) Chair, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee Professor, DIAS Member, Science 2009
  • Richard Reilly

    BE, MEngSc, PhD(NUI 1987, 1990, 1992), MA. FTCD SAPEA Working Group on Transforming the Future of Ageing Professor of Neural Engineering. Director, the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, TCD Member, Science 2012
  • Paula Jo Lucas Reimer

    BSc, MSc(Iowa State University 1974, 1976), PhD(Washington 1998) Director of 14CHRONO Centre for Climate, the Environment and Chronology, QUB Member, Science 2014
  • Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses

    BA(Dubl 1992), PhD(Dubl 1996) Professor of History, MU Member, PL&A 2017
  • Stuart Alan Rice

    Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago Honorary Member, Science 2002
  • T. Maurice Rice

    Professor of Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich Honorary Member, Science 1988
  • David Horsfall Stuart Richardson

    MA, MSc, DPhil, ScD Editor-in-Chief "Symbiosis", Past President of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Dean Emeritus of Science, Saint Mary's University, Canada Member, Science 1990
  • Louise Mary Richardson

    BA(Dubl 1980), MA(UCLA 1981, Harvard 1984), PhD(Harvard 1989), Doctorate(hc MGIMO), FRSE Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 2015
  • Hugh Malcolm Ridley

    MA, PhD(Cantab), Dr(hc Essen) Professor of German, UCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Bert Rima

    MSc(Delft), PhD(McMaster 1975). FIBIOL, EASAC Biosciences Steering Panel Professor of Molecular Biology, QUB Member, Science 2002
  • Geoffrey Roberts

    BSc, PhD Professor of History, UCC Member, PL&A 2016
  • Ian Hamilton Robertson

    BSc(Glas 1973), MPhil, PhD(Lond 1978, 1988), MA(Dubl 2001). FTCD Professor of Psychology, TCD. Member, Science 2004
  • Mary Robinson

    MA, LLB(Dubl), LLM(Harvard), LLD(Oxon), Barrister-at-Law, (King's Inns, Dublin), LLD(hc from 21 Universities ), DPhil(hc DCU), DPS(hc Northeastern), DDSH(hc Rennes) Former President of Ireland, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Senator, Reid Professor of Constitutional Law, Leader of The Ethical Globalization Initiative, New York. Chancellor, University of Dublin and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice Member, PL&A 1991
  • Timothy Drever Robinson

    MA(Cantab 1959), Hon.LLD(NUI) Writer Member, PL&A 2010
  • James F. Roche

    MAgrSc, PhD, DSc Professor of Animal Husbandry and Production, UCD Member, Science 1989
  • John Joseph Rooney

    BSc(1957), PhD(QUB 1960) Retired Professor of Chemistry, QUB Member, Science 1991
  • Julian Richard Huxham Ross

    BSc, PhD, DSc(QUB) Research Professor, UL Member, Science 2001
  • Paul Ross

    BSc, PhD(NUI) Head of College of Science Engineering & Food Science, UCC Member, Science 2010
  • Stephen Arthur Royle

    BA, MA(Cantab 1971, 1975), PhD(Leicester 1977). FHEA, FRGS, FCIEA, CGeog, FRHistS Emeritus Professor of Island Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 2008
  • Frances Philomena Ruane

    BA, MA(NUI), BPhil, DPhil(Oxon), MA(Dubl) Honorary Professor of Economics TCD, Director, ESRI Member, PL&A 2003
  • Michael FitzGerald Ryan

    MA, PhD. HonFTCD Former Director, Chester Beatty Library, 1992 Member, PL&A 1990
  • Pierce Ryan

    BAgrSc(NUI 1951), MSc(Iowa State 1959), PhD(Dubl 1963) Retired Director, Teagasc Member, Science 1967

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