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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Emma Flynn

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise QUB

Emma Flynn is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Queen's University Belfast. Emma has worked at a number of universities across the UK, including Nottingham, St Andrews and Durham. Emma is a psychologist by training; through her research, which looks at the transmission of innovation, she has extensive international collaborative links with biologists, philosophers, computer scientists and statisticians. Through her current role Emma works closely with local and national bodies to develop and utilise the world-leading research produced by Queen’s to have significant disciplinary, societal, environmental and economic impact.

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