Prof. Sean Dinneen

Prof. Sean Dinneen

PPI Ignite Network Leader

Professor Sean Dinneen is the leader of the PPI Ignite Network, having previously led the PPI Ignite team at NUI Galway (2018-2021), where NUI Galway was a key innovator in bring the public into the heart of research from ideation to the delivery of results. Professor Dinneen has a strong track record in delivering patient-centred approaches to care delivery and has embedded a PPI ethos within his own research. Professor Dinneen is Professor of Diabetic Medicine at NUI Galway and a consultant endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and is currently National Diabetes Lead in Ireland.

Sean graduated from UCC Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in Ireland and a Residency at the Mayo Clinic in the US. His professional interests include developing and evaluating programmes of self-management education for people with diabetes, developing optimal models of community-based diabetes care and understanding the diabetic foot. Sean leads the D1 Now research programme, which aims to improve engagement between young adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and their healthcare providers and ultimately improve their self management and diabetes-related health outcomes. D1 Now is breaking new ground, with the intervention co-designed by researchers and young adults living with T1D.

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