Dr. Claire MacGilchrist

B.Sc, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer
Podiatric Medicine
School of Health Sciences
NUI Galway

E: CLAIRE.MACGILCHRIST@nuigalway.ie
 

Biography

Dr Claire MacGilchrist is a Podiatry Lecturer at NUI Galway. Claire previously lectured in Podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University and was employed as a Senior II Podiatrist and clinical tutor at The Southern General Hospital, Glasgow.  During this time, Claire was working towards her PhD entitled “Lower-limb risk factors for falls in older adults with Diabetes” and graduated with this award in November 2012. Claire has an active interest in the diabetic foot, vascular medicine and falls and has presented her work at a number of national and international conferences. Clinically, Claire is currently involved in vascular and ‘complex foot clinics’ at Merlin Park Hospital Podiatry Clinic.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of Diabetes, Falls and vascular medicine. Recent PI roles include site PI for NUI Galway on a large multi-centre RCT co-ordinated by the York Trials Unit entitled 'A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Multifaceted Podiatry Intervention for the Prevention of Falls in Older People (The REFROM Trial).' I am also PI for an interdisciplinary project with NUI Galway colleagues in Microbiology and Occupational Health investigating 'The specific characteristics of Endotoxin exposure to the Podiatrist during wound debridement in Diabetic Foot Disease'.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Characterization of patients with diabetic foot disease presenting to an Irish Podiatry Centre: profiling suitability for entry to a clinical trial of advanced wound therapeutics'
Mahon, AM,MacGilchrist, C,McIntosh, C,O'Brien, T (2017) 'Characterization of patients with diabetic foot disease presenting to an Irish Podiatry Centre: profiling suitability for entry to a clinical trial of advanced wound therapeutics'. Irish Journal Of Medical Science, 186 :659-669 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'An Investigation of Diabetes Knowledge Levels Between Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Galway, Ireland and New York, USA: A Cross-Sectional Study'
Mahon, AM,Moore, GD,Gazes, MI,Chusid, E,MacGilchrist, C (2016) 'An Investigation of Diabetes Knowledge Levels Between Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Galway, Ireland and New York, USA: A Cross-Sectional Study'. International Journal Of Lower Extremity Wounds, 15 :194-202 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Lower-limb risk factors for falls in people with diabetes mellitus'
C. MacGilchrist, L.Paul, B. M. Ellis, T.E. Howe, B. Kennon and J. Godwin (2009) 'Lower-limb risk factors for falls in people with diabetes mellitus'. Diabetic Medicine, [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2013) Lower-limb risk factors for falls in those with and without diabetes mellitus.
MacGilchrist, C,Paul, L,Ellis, BM,Howe, TE,Kennon, B,Godwin, J (2013) Lower-limb risk factors for falls in those with and without diabetes mellitus. Meeting [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Member /
The Health Care Professions Council Member /
The Society of Chriopodists and Podiatrists UK Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
The School of Health Sciences Research Committee Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
The National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer in Podiatry 05-SEP-11 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2006 Glasgow Caledonian University BSc (Hons) Podiatry
2013 The National University of Ireland Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Higher Education Teaching in Higher Education
2012 Glasgow Caledonian University PhD Lower Limb Risk Factors for Falls in Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Wound Care Reviewer

Teaching Interests

I currently am Module leader for PO2080 Podiatric Medicine 2, PO2060 Evidence-based Practice, PO305 Pharmacology in Health & Disease, PO400 Research Dissertation, PO403 Contemporary Practice and PO5102 Vascular Disease (Masters Module). I also teach on several Masters modules including Diabetic Foot Disease. I have a keen interest in the diabetic foot, vascular complications affecting the lower limb and the role of Podiatry in falls prevention among older adults.  I am also year 3 Co-ordinator for the Undergraduate BSc(Hons) Podiatric Medicine Programme.

Clinically, I regularly work in vascular, diabetes and general assessment clinics.  I am actively involved in research and currently supervise a number of undergraduate research projects and I am co-supervisor on 1 PhD in the area of Diabetes. I graduated with Pg Certificate in Teaching & Learning in 2013.