RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


In line with RCSI Bahrain’s mission statement the School of Postgraduate Studies seeks to support and carry out world-class biomedical research and to integrate basic and clinical research, so that advances in medical science are translated as quickly as possible into patient treatments.

To train postgraduate scientists and clinicians for internationally, competitive careers in basic and clinical research.

The development of research at RCSI Bahrain is an imperative for the overall growth and development of the university. The University has identified 4 key thematic research areas in which to focus its research energy.  These are:

  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Cardiovascular disease and related areas
  • Oncology
  • Medical education

Current research areas include:

  • Obesity related diseases
  • Non-linear optical properties of biomedical and optical materials
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Environmental studies including ecology, morphology and population dynamics of the avifauna of the Middle East

Further information on any of these areas can be obtained from members of the Research Committee.