at The Rotunda Hospital

Our Mission

The RCSI Rotunda Research Department aims to develop a national, European and global reputation for excellence in clinical research in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, and be an exemplar research department within RCSI. Its endeavours accentuate RCSI’s research mission of being a translational research medical school benefiting patients through clinical research, actively pursuing excellence in clinical and scientific research, and benchmarking its achievements with international publications and recognition.

The RCSI Rotunda Research Department brings together leading Irish obstetric and neonatal researchers, with an international reputation to address problems in women and children’s health that will have a global impact. The Rotunda based team have a well-established record in collaborative research and in conducting large-scale, multicentre, randomised controlled trials and education and outreach initiatives.

Clinical Trials

Discover the Clinical Trials the RCSI Rotunda Research Department is involved in.

Education and community outreach initiatives

Discover the education and outreach project the Department has created since 2016.

Patient Information

Research with Patients and for Patients


Answers to questions you’re wondering about and questions you might never think to ask.

Published Papers

A year-by-year bibliography of research published by the department since 2017.

Our Team

A snapshot of our department’s devoted team.

Funding and Collaboration

Research Updates

Prof. Breathnach holding a panel of the Breakfast Club comicEventsResearch
18th November 2019

Rotunda & RCSI researchers launch studies to improve understanding of diabetes during pregnancy

A team of researchers at the RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin will today launch three research studies examining the experiences and impact of diabetes…
10th October 2019

Key Plastics & Rotunda Hospital to launch new invention of Umbifunnel Device

-New device for collecting umbilical cord blood is safer, faster, more efficient, and more versatile- Key Plastics, an engineering company based in Bray, Co. Wicklow and the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin,…
9th May 2019

Rotunda Hospital Launch Maternity and Neonatal App, ‘Rotundapp’

 - ‘Rotundapp’ is now available to download -  The Rotunda Hospital, the world's longest running maternity hospital, has today announced the launch of a new maternity and neonatal app demonstrating…