Prof Seán Dinneen
Seán F. Dinneen, MD, MSc, FRCPI
National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme, HSE
Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospitals, Galway, Ireland
Professor of Diabetic Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Seán Dinneen graduated from University College Cork Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Endocrinology sub-specialty training at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. After a period of postgraduate training and work experience in the USA (Mayo Clinic), Canada (McMaster University) and the UK (Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge) he returned to Ireland as an Academic Endocrinologist. He was part of successful bids that brought a School of Podiatric Medicine and a Clinical Research Facility to NUI Galway. He served as Head of the School of Medicine from 2013 to 2016. In June 2016 he was appointed National Lead for the Diabetes Clinical Programme of the Irish Health Service Executive.
His clinical/research 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 served as Editor for Diabetic Medicine, Vice-Chair of Postgraduate Education for EASD and Clinical Lead for Schwartz Rounds in Galway University Hospitals. In March 2021 he became Programme Lead of a HRB/IRC funded PPI Ignite Network aiming to increase the capacity for high quality Public and Patient Involvement in health and social care research in Ireland.