Our team and partners

Our people

As part of the School of Population Health at RCSI, the Institute of Global Surgery is a multidisciplinary team led by the O’Brien Chair of Global Surgery. The team includes surgeons, doctors, researchers, programme managers, educationalists and communications specialists.

O'Brien Chair of Global Surgery

  • Juan Carlos Puyana 

Programme Directors

RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme Manager

Education Programme Officer

Research and Patient Outcomes Coordinator

  • Godfrey Sama Philipo

Mixed-methods Research Specialist

StAR PhD Candidate

  • Paul Okeny

Fulbright PhD Scholar

  • Celina Flocks Monaghan

IGS PhD Scholar

  • Emanuela Parotto
  • Phyllis Kisa

Research Assistant

Communications Officer

  • Antonio Jaén Osuna

Operations Coordinator

  • Fergal O’Rourke

We draw on experts in all aspects of health, medicine and surgery from across RCSI to support our work. We also draw on the expertise, technology and skills available through a wide external network of organisations in Ireland and abroad. We acknowledge and thank all our partners for their support.

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Our implementation partners