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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Policy Oversight Group

  • Jane Conroy

    BA, MA(NUI), D-ès-L(Sorbonne) Vice President Professor in French, NUIG Member, PL&A 2003
  • Luke O' Connor Drury

    PhD(Cantab) Management Board of the European Group of ICSU Members and ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise, Member of ALLEA Board Emeritus Professor, DIAS Member, Science 1995
  • Catherine Godson

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1984, 1988) Secretary for Science Professor, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • John Morison

    LLB, PhD(Wales) Chair, Ethical, Political, Legal and Philsophical Committee Professor of Jurisprudence, Queen's University Belfast Member, PL&A 2009
  • Brian Norton

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc Secretary for Policy and International Relations, Chair of Policy Oversight Group Principal, TU Dublin Member, Science 2016
  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD PL&A Secretary, ALLEA Framework Programme 9 Working Group Professor Emeritus of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Sinéad Riordan

    Head of Policy and International Relations, Policy and International Relations

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