Hannah Forde studied medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and graduated in 2010. She undertook her internship and basic specialist training in general internal medicine at University Hospital Galway and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in 2013. She then undertook clinical and laboratory research between Beaumont Hospital and the School of Biotechnology in Dublin City University, respectively, investigating the pleiotropic role of the biomarker ‘TRAIL’ in cardiovascular disease. She was awarded her PhD in 2018. She completed specialist training in endocrinology and diabetes mellitus, and general internal medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and was awarded her Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) in 2020. She then completed a subspecialty fellowship in type 1 diabetes at Leicester General Hospital and is currently working as a consultant endocrinologist/diabetologist in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

Dr Forde has been involved in conducting multiple multi-centre randomised clinical trials. She has authored and co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and presented at numerous national and international meetings. She is engaged in medical education teaching at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level, and co-led on the development of an MSc module on technology in diabetes with the University of Leicester.