Tom is CEO and Founder of the Iheed Institute. Tom is a practicing medical doctor with over 20 years' experience in Primary Health Care. He has been at the forefront of developments in Planning, Implementing and Managing new innovative Primary Care Centres in Ireland. He is Founder and Clinical Director of Livinghealth Clinic, Ireland's largest and multi-award winning independent Not for Profit Primary Health Care Centre. He holds advisory position to the National Primary Healthcare Conference and National Health conference. He is a member of Steering Group for the Irish Health Innovation Hub. Tom served as a member of Council of Irish College of General Practitioners from 1997-1999 and acts as a mentor on the Irish College of General Practitioners Leadership Training Programme.
He holds academic teaching appointments in Primary Care in both University College Cork and University of Limerick.
Tom is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1991). He holds a Membership of Royal College of General Practitioners and Irish College of General Practitioners; he also holds Diplomas in Child Health Care and Obstetrics and further training in Global Health, High Altitude and Expedition Medicine and Mobile Health Care.
Dave is Chief Technology Officer of iheed and has responsibility for ICT review and oversight of project proposals, developing and furthering mHealth Education platform strategy with iheed's technical partners, partnering with eLearning, IT and communications companies and oversight of the institutes technical infrastructure.
Dave has over fourteen years experience in hi-tech industries, primarily in the development and application of mobile communications and IT technologies for the benefit of developing countries. He has previously worked as Mobile Business Development Director at Microsoft's Unlimited Potential Group and Senior Program Manager at GSM Association, as well as roles with Vodafone, 3 and Eircom.
Dave is a graduate of University College Dublin School of Engineering (1992) and holds a Post-graduate Diploma from Trinity College (1993) and a Masters in Business Administration from Open University (2005). His interests include venture philanthropy, triathlons and mentoring hi-tech start-ups. He is married with two children.
Kunal is a medical doctor, academic and Global Health (GH) advocate. Last year, in Thailand, he worked on the development of an HIV stigma and discrimination education programme. Previously, he was working as a policy/advocacy officer at MPlus+, a group focusing on HIV in the MSM population of northern Thailand. Here his work primarily focused on new policy regarding stigma but progressed to involve communications work with other groups, including those involved with Harm Reduction.
Due to his research background, he has other GH interests including Non Communicable diseases (in particular Cardiovascular disease), health education, climate change and the biosciences. His work in the GH field and as a journalist can be seen via the many online publications and newspaper articles he has produced but also as the creator of the online charitable experiment, The Power of 100.
He has been involved with the Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH), where he successfully created the first Global Development debate and is now the lead on the IFGH podcast.
As a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin his research based on inflammation and cardiovascular disease has been successfully published internationally but also formed the basis for a PhD, which he was recently awarded.
Alongside his PhD, he is graduate of the School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin and holds Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons."
Tom is CEO and Co-Founder of Iheed Institute. Tom is a practicing medical doctor with over 20 years' experience in Family and community health. He has been on the Frontline of developments in Primary Community Care, Health Systems Strengthening, Health Promotion and task shifting to Primary Care in Ireland. He was Founder of Living Health Clinic, Ireland's first and largest independent Not for Profit Primary Health Care Centre.
Tom is a graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1991). He holds a Membership of Royal College of General Practitioners and Irish College of General Practitioners; he also holds Diplomas in Child Health Care and Obstetrics and further training in High Altitude and ExpeditionMedicine and health care in remote settings. His interests include venacular architecture and traditional building methods and mountaineering and travel in remote regions.
He is married with three children.
Maharshi is currently pursuing his Master of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy – University of Michigan. As a recipient of the Ford School Fellowship, he is focusing on public policy analysis. Prior to the Ford School, Maharshi has worked for over 7 years in multilateral healthcare organization, healthcare consulting and a business house. His interest areas include public health and business of healthcare.