There are nine principle researchers in the CFES, including the director Prof. Eleanor Jennings. Other principle researchers include Dr Siobhan Jordan, Dr Suzanne Linnane, Dr Valerie McCarthy, Dr Arjan van Rossum, Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens, Dr Orla Sherlock, Dr Bridget Kelly, and Dr Joeseph Lynch. Dr Sean Kelly is working as postdoctoral researcher on the BEYOND 2020 project (Marine Institute Funded). There are currently eleven research students in the centre and one research assistant. Support staff include a research technician, Allison Murdock. At any time there are also a number of bursary students, visiting researchers and interns.