Professor Sean Dinneen, D1 Now Study Lead Applicant, Professor of Diabetic Medicine and HSE National Clinical Programme Lead for Diabetes.
Professor Sean Dinneen, is Lead Applicant on the D1 Now Study. He is a professor of diabetic medicine and works jointly across the School of Medicine, NUI Galway and the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Galway University Hospitals. Since June 2016 he is HSE National Clinical Programme Lead for Diabetes.
Over the past 10 years Prof Dinneen has secured research funding of nearly €3 million from the Health Research Board (HRB), Enterprise Ireland, Diabetes Ireland (through the Medical Research Charities Group) and the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes. In addition he was part of successful bids which brought a School of Podiatry and a Clinical Research Facility to NUI Galway. He has acted as Principal Investigator on 3 multi-centre clinical trials through the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway. He was recently nominated by NUI Galway to lead its Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Ignite submission to the HRB. His professional interests are in delivering programmes of self-management education for people with diabetes, developing optimal models of community-based diabetes care, improving the way we deliver care to young adults with type 1 diabetes and using information technology in new and innovative ways to improve diabetes care.