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 Heffernan

National Cancer Registry Ireland

Emma Heffernan is currently a research officer with the National Cancer Registry Ireland. She completed her PhD in Anthropology at Maynooth University in 2011 and a Masters in Public Health in UCD in 2013. Emma is also a Registered General Nurse and holds a BSc (Hons) in Nursing from RCSI and a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing from TCD. Her research interests include social exclusion, global health, social and cultural determinants of health and illness, sexuality, social epidemiology and public health.

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