Mr Dave Shanahan

Chair of the National Oversight Group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland |

Dave is a science graduate from UCC and a business graduate from TCD. He has over 30 years  commercial experience working at leadership  level in multinational pharma in Ireland, the UK and the USA. He has been involved in launching over 21 medicines in his career. He also worked in healthcare delivery in Ireland, as founding CEO Charter Medical Group. He was latterly IDA Ireland’s Global Head of Life Sciences between 2009-2012.

He founded Adagio Ventures in 2014, a healthcare consultancy investing in and supporting high potential start-ups across healthcare. Today he is a board member of Enterprise Ireland, a non-executive director of Longboat clinical trial software  and NuXcel, a medical device incubator.

As well as chairing the national oversight group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland,  Dave also chairs several start-ups in pharmaceuticals and digital health development.

He works as President Partnerships, of HealthBeacon, one of Ireland’s most exciting global companies in connected health. He is also a venture  partner in Strategic Healthcare Investment Partners (SHIP), a US medtech fund  who recently commenced operations in Ireland.

Team Members

Mr Dave Shanahan
Chair of the National Oversight Group of Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Professor John R. Higgins
HIHI Lead PI, University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital
Professor Seamas Donnelly
HIHI PI, Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Martin O’Halloran
Dr. Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI Interim Director, University College Cork
Gillian Dwyer O’Mahony
HIHI Research Support Officer, University College Cork
Dr. Steven Griffin
Innovation from Healthcare Lead, NUI Galway
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Manager, Trinity College Dublin (currently on mat leave)
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI Manager, Munster Technological University
Dr. Jenny Gannon
HSE Clinical Iiasion
Dr. Nina Holmes
HIHI Executive Officer, Trinity College Dublin
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Dr. Diana Hogan Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Senior Antimicrobial Pharmacist, University Hospital Galway
Noreen Lynch
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Clinical Nurse Manager, Bantry University Hospital
Niamh Allen
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Nurse Manager, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Dr. Michael Twomey
HIHI Innovation Specialist, University College Cork
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, HIHI PI, CRF-Galway and NUI Galway
Caroline McGarry
Communications and PR Lead
Adjunct Associate Prof. Dan Maher
Course Tutor HIHI/TCD Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Innovation
Professor Joe Eustace
HIHI Academic Advisor, CRF-Cork and University College Cork
Eimer O’Connell
Research Associate, Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Prof. Timothy O’Brien
HIHI Academic Advisor, NUI Galway