Student Research Opportunities

UCD Primary Connections strongly supports the School's Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) initative which is designed to engage our students in research practice early during their undergraduate studies.

Each year, over 75 of our undergraduate students undertake eight-week supervised laboratory, clinical or patient-advocate projects in Ireland or at one of our partner institutions.

The programme brings to life our commitment to foster in our students a passion for enquiry, discovery and investigative research. Participation provides students with invaluable experience in the area of investigative medical science, and is consistent with the School's ambition to produce not just exceptional healthcare practitioners, but also life-long learners and world-class medical researchers.

For more information on the School's Student Summer Research Awards, visit the SSRA Student Hub here.

SSRA & UCD Primary Connections

We were founding members of the committee that oversaw the establishment of the Summer Student Research Programme at UCD (SSRA). Since 2006, over 25 medical students have worked with us on primary care related projects, in most cases resulting in conference presentations and in some, peer reviewed publications. These include:

  • Gabrielle Quirke (2006)
  • Rosemary Kelleher (2006)
  • Conor O’Kelly (2008)
  • Sarah O’Brien (2008)
  • Stephen Liddy (2008)
  • Hannah Gogarty (2008)
  • Norella Broderick (2009)
  • Denise Connolly (2009)
  • Jennifer O’Carroll (2014)
  • Oliver O’Brien (2015)
  • Frank Fogarty (2015)
  • Mitch Wilson (2015)
  • Ross Mc Keown (2015)
  • Neasa Conneally (2016)
  • Bashayer Almaazmi (2016)
  • Damien Kelly (2016)
  • Ross Murtagh (2017)
  • Dean Wright (2017)