Hello, I'm Doctor James O'Donovan.

I’m a Doctor, Researcher and Health Educator. I make  weekly health education videos and would love for you to join our community of over 300,000 people interested in improving their health.

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My background
and Qualifications

I am a medically qualified doctor (MBBS, 2015) 
and hold a Masters Degree in Ageing and Health (MRes, 2011) and a PhD (DPhil, 2021). I have trained at Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Universities.

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Member of Youtube Health Shelf

Since 2023 my YouTube channel has been a member of the YouTube Health shelf, which highlights trusted and authoritative health information on the platform. You can read more about it here.

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World Health Organization Technical Advisor

Since 2023 I have been a Technical Advisor to the World Health Organization Health Workforce Department. I help advising on a global training curricula for Community Health Workers. You can
read more about this here.

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Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University

Between 2013-2014 I was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. I took classes in non-profit management, strategic finance and global health. You can read more about the Kennedy Scholarship here.

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Published Author and Academic

I have published an edited book on Community Health Worker training in the Global Health context with Oxford University Press. You can check it out here. I’ve also published dozens of academic research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. You can check these out here.

Let's Collaborate!

I work with brands to spotlight products I love, speak at major medical events worldwide, and help medical brands flourish on YouTube with personalised mentorship programs. If we might be a fit, reach out!

Latest Videos

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Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Quick and Nutritious Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa Recipe

Dr. O'Donovan shares key principles for food choices with type 2 diabetes and a quick, nutritious Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa recipe.
May 26, 2024
4 min

Understanding Night Sweats: Causes, Concerns, and When to Seek Medical Advice

Dr. O'Donovan explains the mysteries behind night sweats, their common causes, and crucial signs that indicate when it's time to see a doctor. Learn how to manage this unsettling condition effectively.
May 22, 2024
4 min

5 Proven Home Remedies for Sore Throats and When to See a Doctor

Dr. O'Donovan explains five effective home remedies for sore throats, two to avoid, and when to see a doctor. Discover simple solutions like warm drinks, saltwater gargles, and the power of rest.
May 20, 2024
4 min

Learn More About My Journey

Dive into the story behind my passion for health, purpose and impact and. Learn about the projects I've been a part of and how I'm making a difference in the medical community and how you can be a part of this change.

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Find answers to some frequently asked questions here.

Can you give me individual advice?

Unfortunately I can’t provide any individual medical advice. It would not be ethically or morally correct for me to provide individual advice. I always suggest that if you watch my educational videos and have any concerns or questions related to your own health, to see your own health provider or doctor.

How can I contact you?

Please use the forms on this website to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Why do I sometimes see adverts before or during your videos?

Making content takes considerable amounts of time. It involves hours of research, development, filming, editing and production of videos all of which carry substantial costs. To ensure content is produced regularly and remains free for all users, we use adverts to cover our costs. I have no control over the pre- or mid-roll adverts that you see on YouTube and so if you choose to access linked sites or purchase products, please be aware that you do this at your own risk. Similarly, whilst any sponsored videos are done in good faith, Doctor O’Donovan Medical Education Ltd. can not be held responsible for any adverse outcomes from utilising the products or resources discussed.

Legal disclaimer

Information on my social media channels is intended as a free open-access educational resource and not as clinical advice. Doctor O'Donovan Medical Education Ltd. can not provide individual medical advice. While all information is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of publication, I can not guarantee it is error free at the time of you accessing it. Medical education videos as part of my platform Doctor O'Donovan Medical Education Ltd. are not a substitute for professional professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice because of something you have heard on my platform and please always consult your doctor or own health provider regarding any concerns about your condition or treatment.