Dr David O'Connell
qualified in Medicine at
Cork in 1978.
Subsequently he obtained the diploma form the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the certificate in family planning and membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners. He joined the practice of the late Sir Noel Moynihan and has been in continuous practice as a private GP in Chelsea since.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, the RSA, the Royal Society of Health and the Royal Institute of Public Health.
He has published the book Jetlag: How to beat it.
He is a livery man of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and the Freeman of the City of London.
He is a knight of magisterial grace of the sovereign military order of Malta and was awarded the Cross Grand Officer in 2012.
He is a knight of merit of the sacred military Constantinian order of the Saint George and an officer of the Order of St Morris and St Lazarus.
Outside of work David interests include travel, history, the company of eccentrics and racing large yachts.