06 November 2023
Professor Tobin researches cutaneous science, with a focus on the regulation of skin and hair pigmentation and immune-mediated control of skin and hair growth in human health and disease.
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.Read more about the RIA
The Royal Irish Academy champions research in the Sciences and Humanities. We are an all-island independent forum of peer-elected experts who recognise world class researchers and champion Irish academic research. 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. In this series Members talk about their research fields to raise awareness of their work, to facilitate collaboration within the wider academic community and to inform the public.
Professor Brennan’s research on financial reporting and corporate governance leads her to argue that some company managers are self-serving and engage in impression management to portray a good impression of the company’s (and their own) performance, regardless of the reality.
Professor Stifter’s research is part of the effort to bring light into dark periods of human history through the study of historical and prehistoric stages of languages.
Professor Riza’s research and invention activities are driven by free thought. He believes that being a teacher is a privilege; that great scientific research and teaching go hand-in-hand and can empower each other and the next generation of thought leaders vital to society.
Professor Ganiel’s research in the sociology of religion encompasses the role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding, religious trends on the island of Ireland, and wider debates about religious persistence amid secularisation.
Professor Browne’s research focuses on creating new understandings of how societies differentiate and create hierarchies and inequalities. She seeks positive social change that recognises that where we are matters to the power relations that re-constitute our lives.
Professor Dal Lago’s research looks at the comparative history of the nineteenth-century Americas and Europe—particularly the United States in the era of the American civil war and Italy in the age of Italian national unification.
Dr Kinmonth’s interdisciplinary research, drawing from texts, manuscripts, poetry, oral history, artworks and objects, allied to her experience as a restorer and woodworker, enhances appreciation of how the rural majority of Ireland lived and allows insight into the materials and methods used by past generations.
Professor McNulty’s research programme aims to provide greater understanding of nutrition-related health issues throughout the lifecycle, and to contribute to food and health policy in Ireland, the UK and internationally.
Professor Nuseibeh calls for a radical re-thinking of the discipline of software engineering, suggesting a perspective of ‘software without boundaries’, such that the essence of being human, being social and being responsible can have a place in the software programs that we write and the software systems that we assemble.
Professor Canny’s most recent book reveals that Irish people have proved ourselves less capable than the populations of most other European countries of reaching an agreed narrative concerning our early modern past.
Professor Casey argues for the role of creative craft skill as a primary agent in architectural production, and for a reframing of craftsmanship as a tangible exemplar for a dangerously cerebral society.
Professor Ní Úrdail’s research on textual transmission in the Irish language is informed particularly by the work undertaken in the eighteenth and nineteenth century by four generations of the Ó Longáin family of scribes.
Professor Jackson’s work as a geomorphologist, examining changes in physical landscapes over time and the processes that drive them, has taken him from Ireland’s coastal dunefields to the Caribbean, and more recently (virtually) to the surface of Mars.
Professor Cronin suggests that in the case of the Irish language, the need for outdoors thinking is crucial. More broadly, instead of the relentless digitisation of education, what is needed in all areas is to take our students, our disciplines and ourselves outside. Too much thinking indoors has arguably led to the destruction of too much that is outdoors.
Professor Johnson’s research explores three distinct but related areas of scholarship: place and nationalism; identity politics, memory and representation; and the spaces of scientific knowledge, gender and empire.
Professor Sanvito’s research focuses on developing computational methods for materials science, and on the use of these methods to discover new materials for specific applications.
Professor Reilly's career has been driven by his fascination with neurology coupled with his original background in electronic engineering to the emerging field of neuroscience to explore issues of clinical importance.
Professor Todd’s current research is focused on the conditions of political, social and constitutional transformation and the role of reflexivity in social change.
Professor James-Chakraborty’s scholarship addresses the connections between buildings and the societies that erect them.