Committee member

Ben Creavin

Vice Chair

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) […]

Niall Hardy

Out of Programme Trainee Representative

Hi, I’m Niall and I’m delighted to perform the role of “Out of Programme Trainee Representative” this year. I am currently employed at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital/University College Dublin as a surgical research fellow and am undertaking a PhD in the application of artificial intelligence and fluorescence guided surgery in cancer identification. Prior to […]

Joshua Clements

Vice Chair

I am an ST6 General Surgical Registrar in Northern Ireland (NI) pursuing an Out of programme period of research (OOPR) on informed consent. I have been actively involved in academic research for over a decade and have held national lead roles for global and national collaborative research studies. I have enjoyed my role as ISRC […]

Stefanie Croghan

Co-Chair (RETAINER Lead)

I am an SpR in urology, currently out-of-programme to pursue full-time research.  I have been involved with the ISRC since 2018, and am the lead of the RETAINER 1 (RETention of urine After INguinal hernia Elective Repair) international study

Anna Fullard


I am a trainee in General Surgery with a background in science and laboratory based research. Throughout my training, I have also been involved in numerous collaborative projects, clinical research and completed my MCh. I am delighted to become a part of the ISRC, as it will compliment my passion for both collaborative work and […]

Stephen O’Brien

Communications Rep

I graduated from University College Cork School of Medicine in 2016. Following my intern year in Cork, I undertook a PhD in Physiology under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Galandiuk in the Price Institute of Surgical Research at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. I started Core Surgical Training in Ireland in 2021. My research […]

Jessie Elliot


Having held a HRB-funded clinical research fellowship in surgical nutrition and cancer survivorship at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, I have experience in the design and conduct of clinical research, patient and public Involvement, and biostatistics. I am also the current Chair of the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus Young Investigator Division, a role […]