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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Nicki O'Connor

Senior policy advisor HEA

Nicki O'Connor is a senior policy advisor with the Higher Education Authority (HEA). She joined the HEA three years ago from Enterprise Ireland where she managed its campus incubation programme and also undertook a number of policy roles. Prior to this, Nicki worked in Forfas, the Institute of International and European >Affairs and the private sector. She holds a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in International Relations from DCU.

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