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Caroline McIntosh

Caroline McIntosh is Chair of the Discipline of Podiatric Medicine and Head of the School of Health Sciences at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Caroline led on the establishment of the first school of podiatry in the Republic of Ireland successfully steering this new programme through first and subsequent professional validations. Prior to this Caroline was a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and a senior podiatrist for a National Health Service Trust in North Yorkshire, UK where she specialised in vascular disease.

Caroline has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field of diabetic foot disease. Caroline has acted as Principal Investigator (PI) for a number of clinical trials. She is currently co-lead on an HRB CDA grant entitled DFD PRIMO (Diabetic Foot Disease, from prevention to improved patient outcomes) which has funded six PhD scholarships. Caroline was President of the Wound Management Association of Ireland from 2013-2015. She was Chair of the Diabetic Foot Working Group for the HSE National Wound Management Guidelines (2018) and is a current member of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (Wound Healing Interventions). Caroline served on CORU Council from 2013-2019 and is a current member of the Podiatrists Registration Board.