Niamh O'Connor RD MINDI
Consultant Nutritionist & State-Registered Dietitian
- BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics, TCD (1993)
- Dip (Hons) Dietetics, DIT (1993)
- PgCert FODMAP diet, Bon Secours Hospital Cork (2012)
- PgCert Management & Leadership, IMI Dublin (2015)
Niamh, originally from Co. Kerry, qualified with BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from TCD & a Diploma in Dietetics from DIT in 1993. This 5-year training with the Dept. of clinical medicine at Trinity College Dublin included a 6 month internship at St James’s Hospital Dublin & Cork University Hospital. In her early career she worked in several teaching hospitals throughout Ireland for 6 years, and also worked with the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance as a senior research nutritionist for 3 years.
In 1999 she founded Cork Nutrition Consultancy, which was the very first of its kind in Cork, and remains the longest established full-time private nutrition consultancy & dietetic service in the southern region.
Niamh's special interests include gastroenterology, paediatrics, and EU food labelling legislation. The latter lead her to expand the corporate side of her business in 2012 when she launched and trademarked NutriCount® Ireland, which provides professional nutritional analysis, allergen labelling & mentoring on health and nutrition claims for restaurants and other food businesses.
Niamh has always been an active member of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute, the professional body for dietitians / clinical nutritionists in Ireland. She advocates for her patients and for her profession, and is a regular contributor to local and national radio, print media & TV on all things nutrition. In 2008 she founded SEDI (Self-Employed Dietitians of Ireland) – a professional network which represents freelance dietitians. She continues to lead this dynamic group of entrepreneurs.
In 2015 she also completed a post grad in Management and Leadership at the Irish Management Institute Dublin. Having immersed herself in Twitter for the past 5 years and seeing first-hand the power of social media in healthcare, she has now decided pursue a Post Grad in Digital Marketing in 2016!
She is also a busy mum of two energetic little boys! She is an accomplished pianist (Associate of the Victoria of Music, London), addicted to shoes, partial to chocolate and a glass of Malbec!
Full career details here: LinkedIn Profile
Her private clinic is based at Elmwood Medical Centre, a state-of-the-art primary care facility in Frankfield, Douglas, Cork. Appointments for private one-to-one consultations are available by contacting Elmwood directly on 021- 489 3255.
Samantha is a graduate of UCD (Bachelor of Applied Science) and Waterford IT (Bachelor of Business studies specialising in Company Law & Economics). She is a freelance administrator at The Virtual Office, and has been providing office support for Cork Nutrition since 2012. Samantha handles all the calls and administration for NutriCount®, a sister company of Cork Nutrition Consultancy™. Call Samantha in our NutriCount office on (021) 601 0786.