There is a huge emphasis placed on the importance of research within the Discipline of Podiatry at NUI Galway. It is a huge interest of many members of the staff at the university and is viewed by all as essential in developing our profession for the future.

The list below depicts some of the interests we have as a department but is by no means exhaustive.

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