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

  • Patrick Jerome Guiry

    BSc, PhD. CChem Secretary for Science. 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
  • Imelda Maher

    BCL(NUI), LLM(Temple), BL(Kings Inns) Humanities Secretary, ALLEA Framework Programme 9 Working Group Sutherland Full Professor of European Law, UCD Member, PL&A 2011
  • Peter Edward McHugh

    BE, ScM, PhD Policy and International Relations Secretary, EASAC Council NUIG Member, Science 2011
  • Brian Norton

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc President, Dublin Institute of Technology Member, Science 2016
  • Sinéad Riordan

    Head of Policy and International Relations, Member of Seven Academies Group, Policy and International Relations
  • Barry Smyth

    BSc(NUI) PhD(Dubl) Digital Chair of Computer Science, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • Sally Wheeler

    DPhil, MA(Oxon), OBE Senior Vice-President Professor of Law, QUB. Member, PL&A 2013

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