24 August 2022
The Academy is delighted to announce the new multidisciplinary committee members for the 2022-2026 term.
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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 Life and Health Sciences Committee is an all-island multidisciplinary committee formed in September 2014. The committee’s membership represents academia, industry, media, and other interest groups. The primary functions of the committee are to address issues of national and international interest through a programme of work, and advise the Academy on the formation of policy. The committee has a varied programme of works ranging from lectures, expert statements on issues of national and international importance, and special events focusing on topical issues. This work enables the committee to engage with the wider scholarly community, policy makers and the general public.
The Royal Irish Academy and Health Research Board have teamed up to bring you Vaccine Questions, a podcast series on vaccines and vaccination featuring experts and scientists from around Ireland.
In each episode, science journalist Dick Ahlstrom chats with experts from public health, immunology, virology, statistics, bioethics to behavioural science about how science is helping us to tackle the spread of COVID19. By asking these experts your questions on vaccines and vaccination the podcast aims to provide the public with a reliable and trustworthy source of information.
More details and podcast available here