RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Research Committee

RCSI Bahrain established a Research Committee in 2007 with the general remit of encouraging research within the University and oversee research activity.


  • Oversee structures, resources and procedures aimed at promoting world-class research at RCSI Bahrain
  • Oversee disbursement of funds from internal grant sources.
  • Encourage student research and oversee student applications for summer research grants.
  • Publicise RCSI Bahrain research through communications and other mechanisms.
  • Organise an annual Research Day to publicise and encourage research at RCSI Bahrain.
  • Prepare an annual report.

Membership of the Committee comprises:

  • Chairman – Professor Davinder Sandhu, Head of School of Postgraduate Studies and Research dsandhu@rcsi-mub.com
  • Academic staff representatives (6) with representation from the school of medicine (3) and the school of nursing and midwifery (3)
  • Member of Finance Department
  • Learning Resource Centre representative
  • Student representative
  • Representative of research laboratory
  • Up to three additional persons may be co-opted from time to time by the committee to assist in its work
  • The Research Officer will be in attendance and take responsibility for the following remit: Convenor & Secretariat – Ms Abeer Abdel Aal aabdelaal@rcsi-mub.com