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

Eimer O’Connell
Project Manager, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, University of Galway
Dr Tanya Mulcahy
HIHI Director, University College Cork
Jane O’Flynn
HIHI National Operations Manager, Munster Technological University
Dr Michael Twomey
Senior Clinical Research Manager, Clinical Evaluation Lead, University College Cork
Noreen Lynch
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Clinical Nurse Manager, Bantry University Hospital
Caroline McGarry
HIHI Communications & PR Lead, University College Cork
Jonathan Moran
HIHI Clinical Liaison, Trinity College Dublin & St James’s Hospital
Maria Kelly
HIHI Clinical Liaison, University of Galway
Eimear Galvin
HIHI Regional Manager, Trinity College Dublin
Niamh Allen
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Nurse Manager, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Michael Duane
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Principal Clinical Engineer, University Hospital Galway
Noel Murphy
HIHI Clinical Liaison and HSE Biomedical Engineer, Cork University Hospital
Matt Cotteral
HIHI PI, MTU and Head of the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Process Engineering in MTU, Cork
Steve Cullen
HIHI Innovation Specialist, Trinity College Dublin and St. James Hospital
Neil Tilley
HIHI Clinical Liaison and Clinical Engineering Team Lead, Tallaght University Hospital
Joann Kelleher
HIHI Research Support Officer – Admin, University College Cork
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
Professor Martin O’Donnell
HIHI Academic Advisor, HIHI PI, Executive Dean CMNHS, University of Galway
Professor Martin O’Halloran
HIHI PI, University of Galway