​​​ The RNSH​ SSC​ serves to foster, coordinate, develop and promote scientific research of a multidisciplinary nature, in order to contribute to advancing knowledge​

​About us

The Royal North Shore Hospital Scientific Staff Council (RNSH SSC) is the primary body representing the scientific community on the Royal North Shore Hospital campus.

Our membership comprises laboratory, medical, allied health or clinical staff employed in a research capacity at the NSLHD-RNSH (including Pathology North and Allied Health Services), the universities (principally the Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney), and NHMRC grant holders based at the RNSH campus.​

The RNSH SSC is the longest-serving scientific council of its type in Australian public hospitals and, to our knowledge, the only one currently in operation in Australia.


​​​M​ission statement 

"Promoting Scientific Excellence in Health Care and Science"

Our goals

  • To enhance the standard of health care
  • To encourage high quality scientific research
  • To encourage and assist the professional development of scientists at RNSH campus
  • To raise the profile of science within the community served by RNSH
  • To facilitate communication between scientists and other health professionals
  • To provide a forum to discuss scientific matters


What we do


represents the professional interests of all scientist at RNSH campus and liaises with relevant groups and committees across the campus

organises seminars of general interest which are open to all staff and students

promotes and administers  travel and study fellowships to assist its financial members to attend conferences, workshops and other appropriate professional development activities​.