Shane graduated from University College (UCD) with a honours degree in Health and Performance Science. In 2020, he completed his Professional Masters of Physiotherapy from UCD. During his studies he completed two research theses entitled ‘Determining a progressive sequence of exercises for individuals with chronic ankle instability’ and ‘Determining the learning effect with the forward lunge exercise using inertial sensors’. Shane has recently co-authored on a research paper entitled ‘Are questionable research practices facilitating new discoveries in sport and exercise medicine? The proportion of supported hypotheses is implausibly high; Büttner F, Toomey E, McClean S, et al 2020’ which has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Shane has joined the medical team with the Donegal Senior Footballers in 2019 and has experience with local GAA, UCD Rugby and GAA teams throughout his studies.
To continue his professional development Shane has completed:
- American Heart Association – Basic Life Support (CPR and AED).
- Immediate Care in Sport (IRFU – Safe Rugby Level 2)
- Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy
He has a keen interest in sports injuries, exercise-based rehabilitation and sports performance. He is looking to develop his skillset further by becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in the near future. Aside from Physiotherapy, Shane enjoys all types of sport, particularly Gaelic football and golf.