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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North-South Standing Committee

  • Mark Edward Bailey

    BA, MSc, MA, PhD Emeritus Director, Armagh Observatory Member, Science 2010
  • Vani Kant Borooah

    MA(Bombay 1969), PhD(Southampton 1978) Professor of Applied Economics, UU Member, PL&A 2006
  • Pauric Dempsey

    Head of Communications and Public Relations, Communications and Public Relations
  • Roger George Hamill Downer

    PhD(Western Ontario 1970), DSc, LLD(QUB 1984, hc 2003), DSc(hc Waterloo 2004). President Emeritus, UL. Member, Science 2004
  • Richard English

    MA(Oxon 1985), PhD(Keele 1990) Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, QUB Member, PL&A 2009
  • Nuala C Johnson

    BA, MA(NUI 1983, 1985), PhD(Syracuse 1990) Professor of Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 2014
  • David N. Livingstone

    BA(1975), PhD(QUB 1982), DLitt(hc UA 2013). OBE, FBA, AcSS, MAE, FRSA Professor of Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 1998
  • Martin George Southcote Mansergh

    BA(Oxon 1969, MA(Oxon 1974), DPhil(Oxon 1974), Doctorate(hc NUI 2017) Vice-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations Member, PL&A 2018
  • Patrick Gerald McKenna

    BSc(UU 1976), PhD(QUB 1979), DSc(hc NUI), LLD(hc QUB). FSB, CBiol, FIBMS, FRSA Vice-President, Member of Seven Academies Group Hon Executive Secretary and President Emeritus, Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science (HUCBMS), Professor Emeritus and former Vice Chancellor, UU Member, Science 2001
  • Karen Muldowney

    Communications and Public Relations Manager, Communications and Public Relations
  • Rosalind M. O. Pritchard

    BA (TCD), PGCE (QUB), MA (NUU), DPhil (NUU), MA (NUU), PG Cert in University Teaching (NUU), Chair, Social Sciences Committee Emeritus Professor of Education, UU Member, PL&A 2013
  • John Joseph Séan Strain

    BSc, BAgr, PhD(QUB), DipEd(Newcastle, Australia), Reg. Nutr(Nutrition Society) Co-Director, Centre for Molecular Biosciences and Professor of Human Nutrition, UU. Member, Science 2002
  • Jennifer Todd

    BA(Kent 1972), PhD(Boston 1977) Professor in Politics, UCD Member, PL&A 2007

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