RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Research Clusters

In 2016 RCSI Medical University in Bahrain as part of its research development strategy created 5 research clusters. They and the leads for the clusters are shown below:

  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (Dr Ebrahim Rajab)
  • Haemoglobinopathies (Dr Salim Fredericks)
  • Oncology (Dr Ghufran Jassim)
  • Healthcare Professions Education (Prof Fiza Rashid Doubell)
  • Biosciences (Prof Fryad Henari).
  • The clusters are based on the needs of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the research strengths in the university. Each cluster will also offer opportunities for population health studies including preventive medicine and public health. Thus each cluster will offer the full range of research from bench to bedside and community medicine, and will be multi-professional and interdisciplinary.

    The purpose of clusters is to gather a group of researchers with a common interest, who will engage with each other, have conversations, generate ideas, and create functional teams which hopefully will translate into taking their individual research forward as well as exploring new areas which should lead to higher quality research. The cluster is not restricted to just RCSI Bahrain. The networking process should allow an opportunity to progress relationships with other universities, government and private hospitals and industry. Our desire at RCSI Bahrain is to support our researchers as well as raise the profile of the University, through research grants and publications and the clusters is an important pathway of taking this forward.