Surgical Science and Practice

Given RCSI’s history in surgery, which dates back to our foundation in 1784, we have a strong research focus on improving surgery practice and training. Patient-focused research is at the heart of RCSI’s activities and we have a broad and diverse range of research topics in advanced surgical science.

Our impact

Our surgical science team is engaged in world-leading patient-focused research, breaking new ground across surgical specialties. For example, our researchers are:

  • Developing new techniques that use fluorescent probes
  • Creating multiple biobanks of patient tissue from surgery
  • Developing novel biomaterials that can be used in grafts
Learn about our biobanks


RCSI researchers

An agile approach

We have an active research and development programme focused on our surgical and emergency medicine training programmes, post-surgery outcomes and quality improvement processes. Our goal is to continue to refine trainee selection processes, while simultaneously developing novel assessment tools and a competence-based curriculum.

Clinical programmes

Our expertise

Join our team

Interested in a career in surgical research at RCSI? View our list of available Postgraduate research projects across this area.

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