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Research Mission Statement: 

  • The Department aims to develop a national, European and global reputation for excellence in clinical research in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and be the exemplar research department within the RCSI. Our endeavours will accentuate the College research mission of being a translational research medical school benefiting patients through clinical research. We will actively pursue excellence in clinical and scientific research, benchmarking our achievements with international publications and recognition. Our primary goal is to carry out transformational clinical research in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which will benefit maternal and child health, thereby improving clinical practice and public health.

Research Strategy:

  • To establish a world-class centre of excellence in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • To carry out innovative research in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and public health through the use of advanced technologies including ultrasound, endoscopy, minimal access surgical techniques and proteomic / metabolomic analysis
  • To establish the Department as an exemplar clinical research core for RCSI and other Irish Universities, establishing multidisciplinary collaborative partnerships of basic scientists and clinicians to harness our significant experience, clinical populations and infrastructure
  • To attract and retain world-class researchers to RCSI to further our goal of producing translational research, improving patient care, and maximising health outcomes
  • To become the preferred choice for national and international government and private sector funding targeted for advancing clinical research into obstetric and gynaecologic problems that contribute to morbidity and mortality
  • To align with the RCSI institutional research strategies in becoming the leading national third level institute in clinical research
  • To encourage Irish and international postgraduate researchers to choose the RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as the research centre of choice for collaborative research partnerships


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