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Health Sciences - Podiatry - Research

Course overview
The discipline of podiatry is committed to conducting and disseminating high quality research to support and enhance the evidence-base for podiatry.

Applications are invited in the areas of Diabetic foot disease, tissue viability and lower extremity wounds, quantitative methodologies specifically clinical trials, interprofessional working in clinical practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an honours level (or equivalent international qualification) undergraduate degree in podiatry.

Candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.

Additional entry requirements
Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.


GYN83 PhD (Health Sciences - Podiatry) full-time
GYN84 PhD (Health Sciences - Podiatry) part-time
GYN85 MPhil (Health Sciences - Podiatry) full-time
GYN86 MPhil (Health Sciences - Podiatry) part-time

Further enquiries

Dr. Caroline McIntosh
T +353 91 495 869

Research areas

Areas of interest
Tissue viability/ lower extremity wounds
Management of the at risk limb
Diabetic foot disease
Tissue stress
Foot and ankle biomechanics
Joint instability
Gait analysis
Orthoses therapy
Evidence based practice
Interprofessional working in clinical practice

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