Georgina Gethin

Prof. Georgina Gethin, PhD, MSc Clinical Research, RGN, PG Dip Wound Healing, Dip Anatomy, Dip Applied Physiology, FFNMRCSI.

Present Position: Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway.

Prof. Georgina Gethin works in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Galway, Ireland. She holds a PhD and fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has an extensive background in wound management as a researcher, academic, clinical nurse specialist and clinical consultancy. She lectures at undergraduate and post-graduate level on wound healing and tissue repair and established the MSc/PG Dip Wound Healing and Tissue Repair in University of Galway. Georgina is supervisor and examiner for MSc and PhD research programmes.

Georgina is Editor of the Journal of Wound Management, and has been involved in many EWMA projects including Lifestyle factors and wound healing, Home Care Wound Care, patient panel and Leg Ulcer Guidelines project. Her specialist areas of interest are in smart wound care technologies, epidemiology of wounds, core outcome sets, wound bed assessment incorporating wound pH and temperature and palliative wound care.

She is Chairperson of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force on Palliative Wound Care and is PI on research projects in this topic area. She is a member of the editorial board of 3 peer-reviewed journals, and has published and presented internationally on wound management.

She is currently PI on many research projects with grant income of over €8m from Health Research Board of ireland, Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland.  In 2017, she co-founded the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds, a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency group dedicated to the advancement of wound care and improving patient outcomes.