Meet the ORI team

The RCSI Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) assists researchers through planning and coordination of funding proposals, administration of grant awards, drafting and approval of research contract agreements and oversight of research institute infrastructures.

Prof. Ray StallingsProf. Ray Stallings

Director of Research and Innovation

Professor Ray Stallings was appointed the Director of Research in 2012, after having joined RCSI as the Chair of Cancer Genetics in 2007. Prof. Stallings has held faculty and scientific leadership positions at a number of major research centres, hospitals and universities in Ireland and the United States, including the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, University College Dublin, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of California and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston

An author and co-author of over 150 journal articles, books and book chapters, Prof. Stallings is an internationally recognised leader in the area of cancer genomics and is the recipient of many major peer-reviewed grant awards from national and international sources.


Deputy Director of Research and Innovation: Prof. Fergal O'Brien

Associate Director of Research: Dr Paola Della Porta

Senior Research Officer (International funding schemes): Dr Niamh O’Dowd

Senior Research Officer (National funding schemes): Dr Fiona Manning

Research Officer: Stephanie O’Connor

Research Officer: Clare Muckian

Research Officer (Marie Curie Fellowships): Dr Margherita Castronovo

Assistant Research Officer: Cathy O'Byrne

Research Institute Support and Development Manager: Dr Christopher Byrne