Prof. Caroline McIntosh, PhD, MSc, Pg. Cert. BSc (Hons) Pod. MCoP
Caroline McIntosh is Chair of the Discipline of Podiatric Medicine and Head of the School of Health Sciences, NUI Galway. Caroline led on the establishment of the only School of Podiatry in the Republic of Ireland. Prior to this role Caroline held an academic post at the University of Huddersfield and a clinical post in the NHS in North Yorkshire. Caroline has a specialist interest diabetic foot disease. And has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers. Caroline has co-edited the text “Lower Extremity Wounds: A problem-based Approach”, and undertook her PhD in the need to build and disseminate evidence-based wound care. Caroline has acted as co-applicant and Principal Investigator (PI) for a number of clinical interventional trials. Caroline has particular research interests in clinical trials of novel interventions and health technologies for lower extremity wounds including diabetic foot ulcers. Caroline has been a co-applicant on several successful grants including NIHR Health Technology Appraisal funding for a randomised trial of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for falls prevention. She was also a co-applicant for Health Research Board funding for a study entitled “Improving Sensory Function of Participants with Diabetes using Imperceptible Electrical Noise Stimulation”. More recently Caroline is co-lead on DFD Primo a Health Research Board Collaborative Doctoral Award programme of €1.5 million that will fund 6 PhDs in the area of diabetic foot disease. Through this programme Caroline is keen to provide mentorship and support to the next generation of diabetic foot researchers. Caroline was President of the Wound Management Association of Ireland from 2013-2015. She sits on the Research and Development Committee and the Professoriate of the College of Podiatry, London, UK and is Associate Editor for Trials.