Drawing together a group of exceptional people from a range of backgrounds – science, technology, the arts, media, education and business – the Leonardo group acts as a 'brain trust' of Science Gallery. This is where themes for the new exhibitions are inspired and where collaborations are sparked. Brainstorms often lead to Leonardos contributing to programmes in their area of interest and providing the connections to make it happen.

  • Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

    Broadcaster and Lecturer in School of Mathematical Sciences at UCD

  • Aoife McLysaght

    Lecturer in Evolutionary Genetics at Trinity College Dublin

  • Barry O’Sullivan

    Professor of Constraint Programming at University College Cork; Member, Royal Irish Academy; Founding Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics; Deputy President, European Artificial Intelligence Association; Mentor, SOSV; CEO, AI Machina.

  • Bill Liao

    Co-founder of Xing and CoderDojo, Venture Partner with SOSventures, Founder of WeForest.org, and philanthropist.

  • Brian Dunnion

    Marketing Expert

  • Brian Trench

    Science communicator

  • Carol O'Sullivan

    Professor of Visual Computing in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin

  • Cathal Garvey

    Biohacker, solution architect and data scientist

  • Charles Spillane

    Professor and Chair of Plant Science at NUIG and SFI Investigator

  • Chris Horn

    Founder, CEO and Chairman of IONA Technologies, Founding Chair of the Science Gallery Board, and Chair of the Science Gallery International Board.

  • Cliona O'Farrely

    Chair in Comparative Immunology at Trinity College Dublin

  • Daniel Glaser

    Sometime neuroscientist and public engagement head now director Science Gallery at King's College London and Man Booker judge

  • Danielle Ryan

    Founder of The Lir Drama Academy of Ireland

  • Dave Smith

    Director of Micromedia and previous Director of Mabos

  • Deirdre Mortell

    CEO Social Innovation Fund Ireland

  • Dermot Diamond

    Professor of Chemical Science at Dublin City University, Director of the National Centre for Sensor Research, and SFI Principal Investigator with the Adaptive Information Cluster.

  • Dick Ahlstrom

    Science Editor of The Irish Times.

  • Donnacha Dennehy

    Composer, Lecturer in Music at Trinity College Dublin and Director of Crash Ensemble.

  • Dylan Collins

    CEO of Super Awesome, Chairman of Potato, Board member of Brown Bag Films, Curator of GAME, and Founder of Jolt Online and DemonWare.

  • Dylan Haskins

    Broadcaster and arts professional.

  • Emma Teeling

    Lecturer in Evolution and Genetics, School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Eugene Downes

    Director of Kilkenny Arts Festival, Board member of Druid Performing Arts, and Board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts.

  • Fergal McCarthy

    Visual Artist

  • Fiona Newell

    Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

  • Graham Love

    CEO of Health Research Board

  • Helen Shenton

    University Librarian and College Archivist at Trinity College Dublin

  • Ian Robertson

    Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

  • Jane ní Dhulchaointigh

    Inventor of sugru

  • Jimmy Costello

    Head of Digital at Straywave Media Group, and Founder of Grasp.ie.

  • Joe Hogan

    Founder of Openet

  • John Dinsmore

    Health Innovation Lead and Deputy Director at Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College Dublin

  • John McColgan

    Director of Riverdance and Chairman of World Irish

  • Karlin Lillington

    Technology Correspondent at The Irish Times, and board member at RTÉ.

  • Kate Coleman

    Ophthalmic surgeon, and Founder of Right to Sight.

  • Kevin McGillicuddy

    Head of Brehon Capital and Midwest Holdings

  • Kieran Daly

    COO & Co-Founder Health Beacon, Chairman BioBusiness

  • Laurence Mackin

    Arts Editor of The Irish Times

  • Linda Doyle

    Director of Connect/CTVR at Trinity College Dublin

  • Lizbeth Goodman

    Professor of Inclusion Design for Education and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation at UCD, and Founding Director of SMARTlab Digital Media Institute.

  • Loughlin Deegan

    Director of The Lir, the national Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin

  • Luke O'Neill

    Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin

  • Lynne Parker

    Co-founder and Artistic Director of Rough Magic Theatre Company

  • Marie Redmond

    Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin

  • Martin Kelly

    Partner with IBM Venture Capital, Founder of the IBM Smartcamp and Program Director at HealthXL.

  • Michael John Gorman

    Founding Director of Science Gallery, former CEO of Science Gallery International, and Founding Director of BIOTOPIA, and Professor (Chair) Life Sciences in Society at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München.

  • Michael McDermott

    Publisher of Le Cool Dublin

  • Niall Byrne

    Freelance Web Designer, Music Blogger, DJ and Event Curator at Nialler9, Contributing Journalist at The Irish Times

  • Niamh Gallagher

    Co-founder of Women in Election

  • Nicola Marples

    Senior Lecturer, Head of Zoology and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin

  • Paddy Cosgrave

    Entrepreneur and founder of Dublin Web Summit, F.ounders and Undergraduate Awards of Ireland.

  • Patricia Quinn

    Consultant in non-profit strategy and governance

  • Patrick Prendergast

    Provost of Trinity College Dublin

  • Peter Gallagher

    Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College Dublin

  • Peter Prendergast

    Founder of Monster Truck Gallery and Studio

  • Richard Reilly

    Research Chair of Neural Engineering at Trinity College Dublin

  • Róise Goan

    Arts Consultant and previous Director of Dublin Fringe

  • Ruth Freeman

    Director of Strategy and Communications at Science Foundation Ireland

  • Sean Coughlan

    CEO and Co-Founder of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Chairperson of The Wheel, and Director of the European Venture Philanthropy Association.

  • Seán Harrington


  • Shane Bergin

    Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin and Crann at TCD, Nanoscience Researcher, Founder of DART of Physics

  • Shane o'Mara

    Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin

  • Shay Garvey

    Venture Capitalist, Partner at Frontline Ventures, and Chair of Science Gallery Dublin Board.

  • Sinead Ryan

    Professor of Maths at Trinity College Dublin

  • Stefan Hutzler

    Associate Professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Fellow of the College, and OSCILLATOR curator.

  • Stephen McIntyre

    Managing Director at Twitter

  • Steve Collins

    Adjunct Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Co-manager of GV2 Research Group, and founder of Havok, Kore and Swrve.

  • Stuart McLoughlin

    Employee Social Responsibility Manager at GooglersGiv EMEA

  • Tim O'Connor

    Business consultant

  • Will Goodbody

    Science and Technology Correspondent at RTE News

  • Willie White

    Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Dublin Theatre Festival