I am currently a General Surgery Specialist Registrar and the RCSI representative for the ISRC. In addition, I am also a member of the Irish Forum for Surgical Research. I have a keen interest in surgical research having completed my MD in colorectal cancer. I have also been involved in a number of national (ISRC) and international collaboratives (PelvEX, COVID SURG and ACIE) over the years which aided my decision to join the ISRC. I feel my previous research activities will help disseminate the message of the ISRC and further encourage both Irish and international trainees to participate in collaborative projects.