Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Research Staff Association



On June 8th 2012 the RCSI Research Staff Association (RRSA) was formally re-established in a meeting held at RCSI St. Stephens Green. Committee members elected were: Isabella Bray (Chair), Suzanne Miller-Delaney (Secretary), Silvia Napoletano (Treasurer), Joan Ni Gabhann, Olga Piskareva and Jennifer Byrne (General Committee Members).

The official RRSA also have representation on the Irish Research Staff Association (IRSA) who, since 2007, have been engaged with government bodies, funding agencies, professional organizations and other relevant parties to advocate for improvements in policies affecting research staff. RRSA representatives on the IRSA committee are Isabella Bray and Suzanne Miller Delaney.

The main aim of the RRSA is to positively influence and enhance the research staff experience, by representing research staff in a range of activities including interactions with institutional management and administration, informing institutional policy, facilitation of career development activities, and overall providing support for fellow researchers. The association thanks the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Research Office for their support in encouraging the establishment of the RRSA.