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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Claire McGing

Senior management team IADT

Claire McGing is a member of the senior management team at IADT Dún Laoghaire, leading on equality, diversity and inclusion, Athena SWAN and the Framework for Consent in HEIs. She has published research widely on gender politics and Irish politics, including chapters in the 2011, 2016 and 2020 editions of How Ireland Voted (Palgrave Macmillan) and a number of reports on women’s representation in Irish local government for the National Women’s Council of Ireland (funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government). Claire is also a regular contributor to Irish media on gender politics and Irish elections. 

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