Dr Georgina Gethin is Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway. Dr Gethin is co-founder of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds and has both clinical and academic expertise in wound healing and tissue repair.
Through the use of thermal imaging and pH measurement, the PhoTus study aims to identify and validate a point-of-care biomarker as an indicator of wound status. It will investigate the association between the measure and wound outcomes and it will be tested to determine the impact on decision making and clinical outcomes.
Through collaborations with colleagues in Leeds University, Dr Gethin as Co-PI, aims to develop a set of Core Outcomes and methods to measure these outcomes, to guide the design of RCTs of Interventions in the management of Venous Leg Ulceration.
Dr Gethin has a particular interest in palliative wound care and specifically in the development of devices and interventions to alleviate distressing symptoms including for example wound odour.
Dr Gethin’s research aims to improve clinical decision making and ultimately patient outcomes through identification of objective biomarkers of wound status and interventions to improve healing.
Dr Gethin is Honourary Secretary and scientific board member of The European Wound Management Association and council member of the World Alliance for Wound and Lymphoedema Care. In 2016 she established the first MSc/PG Dip in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair in NUI Galway and is currently working with international collaborators to expand this to an international audience. Dr. Gethin has co-authors key position documents with EWMA and has either led or co-authored three sets of guidelines related to wound management. She is a supervisor to MSc and PhD students in the field of wound healing.
Dr Gethin has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and been invited to present her research in USA, New Zealand and across Europe including key note address at two conference in the last three years.
Dr Gethin is on the editorial board of three wound care journals and peer-reviewer for the highest impact journals in wound healing. She holds or has held research funding awards from Health Research Board (Ireland), European Oncology Nursing Society, European Wound Management Association and National Council for Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland.
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