Olive O’Connor

Board Member ~ International Healthcare Advocate

Having first hand experience in the issues that can arise from manoeuvering within the Irish health care system, I have a passion to drive, promote & educate all stakeholders on the importance of proactive health.

To ensure any project in hand is a success, I know the key is to be as educated as possible & so I furthered my studies in:

  • Community Leadership, Education and Development
  • Business & Legal Studies
  • Youth Leadership & Development
  • Self Management for Chronic Disease Stanford University
  • Fellowship International Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare ISQua

I was awarded as International Fellow with ECPD, Canterbury University  and I won investment on Dragons’ Den 2017. I am a patient reviewer for the British Medical Journal, write for RSVP magazine & have published my work in International Medical Journals.

I always adapt to my environment & users’ needs by personally engaging with all stakeholders. I combine my analytical, logical & creative qualities, with my love for simplistic design on my mission to create a positive cultural change to society & health services across the globe.

Working with a fantastic team, I have undertaken extensive research with patients, carers & health care providers to evaluate a health information system. My work was highly recommended by the Director General of the HSE; Mr Enda Kenny [An Taoiseach] said my work could “save our health service millions” and I was hand-picked from 10,000 women across the world & showcased at the Clinton Global Initiative.
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Winner: Most Innovative Product Mayo Business Awards
Winner: RTE Dragons Den Investment
Winner: Mayo Style Award Health & Wellness
Winner: Zenith Global Health Award
Winner: Mumtrepreneur of  the Year (Mums&Tots.ie)
Shortlisted: Virgin Top 10 Grow VOOM Award
Winner: JCI National Outstanding YP Medical Innovation Award
Winner: SCULL Special Merit Award
Finalist: Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact Award
Winner: Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers