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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  • Katy Hayward

    PhD Professor of Political Sociology, Queen's University Belfast
  • Róisín Mary Healy

    BA(NUI 1991), MA(NUI 1992), MAGES(Georgetown 1994), PhD(Georgetown 1999) Senior Lecturer, University of Galway Member, PL&A 2023
  • Peter Heffernan

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1981,1985) Chief Executive Member, Science 2006
  • James Joseph Alexander Heffron

    DSc, PhD, BSc, MRIA, FRSC, CChem Professor of Biochemistry, UCC Member, Science 1992
  • Ruth Hegarty

    Managing Editor of Publications, Staff representative on Executive Committee
  • Anthony Francis Hegarty

    BSc, PhD, DSc(NUI). FRSC Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry, UCD Member, Science 1981
  • John Hegarty

    BSc, MA, PhD(NUI), ScD Provost Emeritus, Professor of Laser Physics, TCD Member, Science 1992
  • David Neil Hempton

    BA(QUB 1974), PhD(St. Andrews 1977), DLitt(QUB 2013) Dean of Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University Honorary Member, PL&A 2019
  • Máire R. M. Herbert

    BA, MA(NUI), PhD(Cantab) Associate Professor of Early and Medieval Irish, UCC Member, PL&A 1996
  • Michael W Herren

    BA (Calif), MSL (PIMS, Toronto), PhD (Toronto), FRSC, FMAA Professor Emeritus of Classics and Distinguished Research Professor in English Literature, York University, Toronto Honorary Member, PL&A 2002
  • Andreas Hess

    Diploma(Mercator University 1989), PhD(Free University Berlin 1993) Professor in Sociology, UCD Member, PL&A 2022
  • Alan Hibbert

    MA, DPhil(Oxon 1967) Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, QUB Member, Science 2000
  • Desmond Gerard Higgins

    BA, PhD(Dubl 1981, 1988) Professor of Bioinformanics, UCD Member, Science 2007
  • Michael Daniel Higgins

    LLD(hc NUIG). HonFTCD President of Ireland Member, PL&A 2011
  • Jacqueline Rhoda Hill

    BA, PhD(Leeds 1969, 1973) Professor of History, Maynooth Member, PL&A 2008
  • Colin Hill

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc(NUI 1982,1984, 1988, 2005) Professor of Microbial Food Safety, UCC Member, Science 2009
  • Maura Hiney

    Permanent Working Group Science and Ethics
  • Susan Hockfield

    Former William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology and Provost, Yale University and President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Honorary Member, Science 2010
  • Lucy Hogan

    Project Manager, Publications
  • Linda Hogan

    BA.Th(NUI 1985), M.TH(NUI 1987), PhD(Dubl 1992) Professor of Ecumenics, TCD Member, PL&A 2023
  • Gerard Hogan

    BCL(NUI 1979), LL.M(NUI 1981), LL.M(Penn 1982), Barrister at Law(King's Inns 1984), LL.D(NUI 1997), PhD(Dubl 2001), LL.D(hc NUI 2016) Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union Member, PL&A 2021

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