Professor Georgina Gethin

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


Adjunct Professor

Professor Georgina Gethin is Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway. 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 NUI 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 epidemiology of wounds, core outcome sets, wound bed assessment incorporating wound pH and temperature and palliative wound care. 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 €4m 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.

Research interests

  • Wound science
    • Assessment of the wound bed and the development of diagnostic and objective wound assessment tools including that of wound pH
    • The use of honey in wound healing and the management of chronic wounds.
    • Palliative wound care
    • Evidence based practice and in particular randomised controlled trials of interventions