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
  • Mary Canning

    BA, MA, H. Dip.Ed., PhD(NUI 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973), DLitt(hc NUI 2014) Senior Vice President Board Member, Higher Education Authority Member, PL&A 2010
  • Marie Cowan

    Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
  • 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
  • Professor Anne Fuchs

    MA, DrPhil(Konstanz). FBA Professor and Director, Humanities Institute, UCD Director, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD Member, PL&A 2009
  • Pat Goodman

    EASAC Working Group on Climate Change and Health DIT
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cliona Murphy

    ALLEA Working Group on Science Education
  • Fionn D Murtagh

    BA, BAI, MSc(Dubl), PhD(Paris), Habil.(Strasbourg) Professor of Data Science, University of Huddersfield Member, Science 2003
  • Brian Nolan

    BA(NUI 1974), MA(McMaster 1975), PhD(LSE 1984) FEAM/ALLEA Committee on Health Inequalities Professor of Social Policy, Oxford Member, PL&A 2008
  • Brian Norton

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc President, Dublin Institute of Technology Member, Science 2016
  • Nicki O'Connor

    Senior policy advisor, HEA
  • Mary O'Dowd

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

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