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 University of Galway (2018-2021), where University of 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 University of 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.