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 Working Groups

  • Maria Baghramian

    BA(QUB 1983), PhD(Dubl 1990) ALLEA Working Group on Trust and Expertise Professor of American Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2010
  • 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
  • Mary Canning

    BA, MA, H. Dip.Ed., PhD(NUI 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973), DLitt(hc NUI 2014) President Royal Irish Academy Chair of the Governing Authority, MU Member, PL&A 2010
  • Marie Cowan

    Diploma(Institute of Directors 2020), Certificate(Institute of Directors 2019), PhD(QUB 2002), BSc(QUB 1995) Director, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland Member, Science 2020
  • Nessa Cronin

    Lecturer, NUIG
  • Tasman Crowe

    Director of the UCD Earth Institute, UCD
  • John Donovan

    Head of Research, DIT
  • Roger George Hamill Downer

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

    MA, DrPhil(Konstanz). FBA Director, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD Member, PL&A 2009
  • Tony Gaynor

    Executive Secretary
  • Pat Goodman

    EASAC Working Group on Climate Change and Health DIT
  • Patrick Jerome Guiry

    BSc, PhD. CChem 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
  • Eileen Harkin-Jones

    Ulster University
  • Natalie Harrower

    Director Digital Repository of Ireland, Digital Repository of Ireland ALLEA E-Humanities Working Group
  • Maura Hiney

    Permanent Working Group Science and Ethics
  • Áine Hyland

    BA(NUI 1966), MEd(Dubl 1975), PhD(Dubl 1982), DLitt(hc NUI 2015), DSc(hc RCSI 2016) Chair of Social Sciences Committee Emeritus Professor, UCC Member, PL&A 2018
  • Michael Bevan Jones

    BA, PhD(Lanc 1968,1971). FTCD Chair, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee and EASAC Environmental Steering Panel Emeritus Fellow, TCD Member, Science 2003
  • Alun Jones

    BA(Nottm 1980), MA(Durham 1982), PhD(Leicester 1986) Professor of Geography, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • Rose Anne Kenny

    MB ChB(NUI 1977), MC(NUI 1986). FTCD, FRCPI SAPEA Working Group on Transforming the Future of Ageing Head of Department of Gerontology, TCD Member, Science 2014
  • Karl Leydecker

    University of Aberdeen
  • 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
  • Brian Dominic MacCraith

    BSc, MSc, PhD(NUI) President, DCU Member, Science 2007
  • Peter Edward McHugh

    BE, ScM, PhD Policy and International Relations Secretary, EASAC Council Dean of Engineering and Informatics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, NUIG Member, Science 2011

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