MD, MSc, FRCPI, National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland.
Professor of Diabetic Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Professor Seán Dinneen is Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and holds a personal professorship in Medicine. He served as Head of the School of Medicine in NUI Galway from 2013 to 2016. In June 2016 he was appointed National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme of the HSE’s Clinical Strategy and Programmes Division.
Having graduated from University College Cork Medical School he spent a period of postgraduate training in the USA, Canada and the UK before returning to Ireland in 2005. His professional interests include developing and evaluating programmes of self-management education and support for people living with diabetes, developing optimal models of community-based diabetes care and understanding the diabetic foot. He has secured research funding from the Health Research Board, Enterprise Ireland, Diabetes Ireland, the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and Galway University Foundation. He was part of successful bids which brought a School of Podiatry and a Clinical Research Facility to NUI Galway
Professor Dinneen is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education through the College of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at NUI Galway. He is Clinical Lead for Schwartz Rounds in Galway University Hospitals. Professor Dinneen currently serves as associate editor of Diabetes Medicine, the journal of Diabetes UK.