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ERI Academics appointed to Royal Irish Academy Committees

Congratulations to our ERI academics who have recently been appointed to a number of Royal Irish Academy expert committees.

  • Dr Fidelma Butler, School of BEES and the ERI - Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee
  • Dr Ger McGlacken, School of Chemistry and the ERI- Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee
  • Dr Jean O’Dwyer, School of BEES and the ERI - Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee
  • Dr Marguerite Nyhan, School of Engineering and Architecture, ERI and MaREI - Engineering and Computer Science Committee.
  • Dr Paul Holloway (ERI, Geography)- appointed to the Geoscience & geographical sciences committee.

The Royal Irish Academy committees build public engagement and understanding of the Sciences, humanities and social sciences. In 2014 the Academy established ten Multidisciplinary committees. The committees aim to promote co-operation across and within relevant scholarly disciplines and to advise Academy engagement in these areas.

The committees exist to provide scientific and scholarly expertise and to promote the value of the sciences, humanities and social sciences. They do this through their programme of work combining public engagement events, expert statements, responding to Government consultations and working with relevant international unions. The work is undertaken from a multidisciplinary perspective with collaboration on projects across committees.