David and Eoin

David Shovlin

David qualified in 2013 with a degree in Podiatric medicine and has since completed a MSc in Diabetes. Originally from Donegal, David has lived in Cork for 2 years and is currently working for the HSE South educating high-risk patients aiming to prevent lower limb amputations and ulceration.

He has previously worked in a private setting and for the NHS in the UK.
David is currently a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland and is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK. His main interest is treating patients with diabetes and educating them on foot care. He also has an interest in completing nail surgery, routine foot care and prescribing foot orthotics.
David enjoys playing golf and football in his spare time. He recently won the FAI intermediate cup in the Aviva stadium with local club Avondale United FC.

Eoin O’Farrell

Eoin graduated for the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2014 with a BSc in Podiatric Medicine. Eoin is from Cork and has worked in private, community and hospital based podiatry clinics over the last 5 years.

Eoin’s main interest is the diabetic foot. He previously worked in the diabetic foot clinic at Cork University Hospital. He now works mainly in trying to prevent high risk patients from developing foot ulcerations and lower limb amputations in the HSE South.

Eoin is heavy involved in the Blackrock National Hurling Hurling Club and also enjoys triathlons, rowing and golf. He has a keen interest in lower limb biomechanics and foot injuries . He has experience prescribing foot orthotics, nails surgery and acupuncture.

Gillian Aherne

Gillian is a graduate of podiatric medicine at NUI Galway and is also a registered general nurse. She is currently working with the HSE in the diabetes specialist ambulatory care hub in Cork City. Her main interests are in diabetes, biomechanics and wound care.