Ms Avril Copeland is part of RCSI's Physiotherapy Class of 2010.
Avril is the CEO and co-founder of eHealth company Innerstrength. It develops digital tools that facilitate health professionals and patients to work together for the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions.
Born in Dublin, Avril has always been very involved in sport and exercise. She represented Ireland in both hockey and expedition adventure racing, most recently competing for Ireland at the Adventure Racing Championships, a 700km race through the Andes and Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
After graduating with a clinical distinction from RCSI, she went to work at Beaumont Hospital. It was during her time in Beaumont that she saw the need for more supports to be put in place to help patients achieve their potential after discharge. It was this realisation that sowed the seed from which grew Innerstrength.