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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  • Balz Kamber

    MSc, PhD(Bern 1992, 1995) Professor in Petrology, QUT Member, Science 2018
  • Fabrice Kämpfen

    Young Academy Ireland Member Lecturer, Health Economist, UCD
  • Anthony (Tony) Kavanagh

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1979, 1984) Professor of Genetics, TCD Member, Science 2009
  • Joseph Keane

    Doctorate of Medicine(Dubl 1999), American Board of Pulmonary Medicine, Board Certified 1998, American Board of Internal Medicine, Board Certified 1997, Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Certification 1995, BSc(NUI 1993), MRCPUK 1991, MRCPI 1990, MB, BCh BAO(Dubl 1988) Professor of Medicine, TCD Member, Science 2021
  • Richard Marius Kearney

    BA(NUI), MA(McGill), PhD(Paris) Charles B. Seelig Chair of Philosophy, Boston College, USA Member, PL&A 1998
  • Patricia Maryclare Kearney

    MBBChBAO(NUI 1998), MRCPI(RCPI 2001), MPH(Tulane University 2002), PhD(Tulane University 2006), MFPHMI(RCPI 2021) Professor of Epidemiology, UCC Member, Science 2022
  • Gerry Kearns

    BA, PhD(Cantab 1978, 1985) Professor of Human Geography, MU Member, PL&A 2018
  • Neil Patrick Keatinge

    BA(Dubl), MSc(LSE), PhD(Dubl). FTCD(Emeritus) Retired Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, TCD Member, PL&A 1992
  • Cecily Catherine Kelleher

    MB BCH BAO(NUI 1980), MPH(NUI 1987), MD(NUI 1987), DMed(NUI 2014) Professor of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, UCD Member, Science 2020
  • Margaret Olivia Kelleher

    BA (NUI 1984), PhD(Boston College 1992) Professor and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature, UCD Member, PL&A 2020
  • Mr Jim Kelly

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Brendan Kelly

    Professor of Psychiatry/ Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital, TCD/Tallaght University Hospital
  • Daniel Kelly

    BA, BAI(Dubl 1999), PhD(Dubl 2004) Professor of Tissue Engineering, TCD Member, Science 2024
  • John Moffat Kelly

    BSc(Manc), MSc(McMaster), PhD(Lond), ScD(Dublin). FRSC Retired Professor of Chemistry, TCD Member, Science 1998
  • James J. Kelly

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI) Professor of History and Head of School of History and Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dublin City University Member, PL&A 2003
  • Fergus Samuel Kelly

    BA(Dubl 1967), LittD(Dubl 1987) Senior Professor, DIAS Member, PL&A 2004
  • Mary Kelly

    BA, PhD (Dubl, 1987,1984), MBA(DCU,1992), DSc (hc Dubl,2022) RIA Treasurer Former Director General, Environmental Protection Agency Member, Science 2007
  • Morgan Kelly

    BA(Dubl 1984), PhD(Yale 1990) Professor of Economics, UCD Member, PL&A 2014
  • Brendan Desmond Kelly

    MB BCh BAO(NUI 1996), MD(NUI 2003), MSc(London 2004), MA(NUI 2006), MA(Sunderland 2010), PhD(Northampton 2011), DGov(QUB 2012), PhD(Leicester 2013), MA(jo Dubl 2017), MSc (NUI 2023), DLitt(QUB 2023) Professor of Psychiatry, TCD Member, PL&A 2024
  • Dervla Kelly

    Young Academy Ireland Member Lecturer, UL
  • Helen Joan Kelly-Holmes

    BBS(UL 1991), PhD(Aston 1995) Professor of Applied Languages, UL Member, PL&A 2023
  • JA Scott Kelso

    BS(Calgary 1972), MSc(Wiscon 1973), PhD(Wiscon 1975) Florida Atlantic University Honorary Member, 2016
  • Jennifer Kenneally

    Senior Policy and International Relations Manager, Staff representative on Research for Public Policy Working Group, Policy and International Relations


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