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.
Michelle Lane RD MINDI
- BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics, TCD (2013)
- BSc (Hons) Finance, UCC (2004)
- PgCert FODMAP diet, Kings College London (2014)
- Counterweight practitioner (Evidence-based weight management programme)
State Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist
Michelle is a state registered dietitian, nutritionist, and member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, the professional body for dietitians in Ireland. She is a first-class honours graduate of Trinity College Dublin & Dublin Institute of Technology, and also holds an honours BSc in Finance from University College Cork. As part of her four years at university studying nutrition, she successfully completed challenging placements in St James Hospital Dublin, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital Cork, and The Mercy University Hospital Cork. Through her hospital placements, she has gained experience in many fields including general medicine, diabetes, oncology, upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, and cardiology. Michelle completed a research thesis in the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital Dublin, which investigated the link between socio-economic status and diet in pregnant women.
Since graduating as a dietitian in 2013, she has worked in an acute hospital, nursing homes, private practice and in corporate wellness, and joined Cork Nutrition in April 2015. She has a keen interest in working with patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Coeliac disease, gut disorders, and weight management issues, and is passionate about providing practical methods of lifestyle change to her patients. She believes that nutrition has a major role in not only extending the length of an individual’s life but also greatly improving the quality of that life.
Michelle loves to cook! She is interested in all types of recipes and foods but her personal favourite has to be Thai food following a month spent travelling around that beautiful country many years ago. She also loves getting outdoors and plays tag rugby, hikes and cycles in her free time.
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.