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IOP Ireland

The Institute of Physics is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland - on these pages you can find more information about the IOP’s work in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

IOP Ireland operates on an all-island basis across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

We work with a range of partners to support and develop the teaching of physics in schools; we encourage innovation, growth and productivity in business including addressing significant skills shortages; and we provide evidence-based advice and support to government in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Our members come from across the physics community whether in industry, academia, the classroom, technician roles or in training programmes as an apprentice or a student. However our reach goes well beyond our membership to all who have an interest in physics and the contribution it makes to our culture, our society and the economy.

Find out more about our work in Ireland and Northern Ireland:

National Committee

The IOP Ireland committee plays an essential role in supporting physics across Ireland - here is a full list of their names.

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Policy priorities

Policy on the island of Ireland and our key publications.

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Collaboration, partnership and sponsorship

Working in partnership and influencing others are vital - here's how we aim to achieve the aims of our strategy.

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Wherever you are in your journey with physics, we have resources to help you.

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Grants and support

There are opportunities for financial support in both countries for a range of outreach activities and initiatives.

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IOP Ireland Awards

These awards build and reinforce a sense of community by recognising and rewarding excellence in individuals and teams and their contribution to physics.

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Contact us

Institute of Physics Ireland

Karen Sheeran, Head of Ireland and Northern Ireland (currently on maternity leave)

Lee Reynolds, Head of Ireland and Northern Ireland (maternity cover)

Fiona Longmuir, Learning and Skills Manager, Ireland and Northern Ireland

Brendan Owens, Public Engagement Manager, Ireland and Northern Ireland

Clare Robe, Programme Officer, Ireland and Northern Ireland

35 Westland Row
D02 XY04

Email: [email protected]

Become a member

Member benefits include a link to the physics community in Ireland via activities such as lectures, seminars, conferences and outreach events for all those with an interest in physics.

Learn more about other member benefits