ABOUT THE TEAM

The goal of IHS is to be a centre of excellence for education and training in nutrition and health. We are committed to furthering the standards of practice for training in Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world. To achieve this goal we have developed up-to-date and scientifically relevant course material and have established a passionate lecturing team of experts.

As a qualified Nutritional Therapist, Health and Wellness Coach, accomplished lecturer and academic, IHS Director Suzanne Laurie is uniquely positioned to understand what it takes to design and deliver meaningful training in the field of nutrition and health. IHS courses combine scientific theory and evidence-based research with a strong focus on practical therapeutic application in a supportive learning environment. Both directors, Suzanne and Laurence, are also focused on providing continuing support and education to graduates once they qualify. We have a committed and successful team of educators and mentors who strive to provide the best possible environment for you to learn and develop your skills in.
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Suzanne Laurie

BSC (HONS) HEALTH SCIENCES: NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
IHS DIRECTOR, Unit LEADER & LECTURER

Suzanne is passionate about furthering the standards for the training and practice of nutrition and health courses. She graduated from the University of Westminster with a BSc in Health Sciences: Nutritional Therapy in 2002. Since qualifying she has worked as a therapist and lecturer in Nutritional Therapy at a number of institutes and universities in the UK and Ireland. Suzanne worked on the team at Thames Valley University, successfully developing one of the first degree programmes in Nutritional Therapy in the UK. Suzanne is also a qualified health […]

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LAURENCE DANN

IHS DIRECTOR

Laurence has always loved food and has always loved cooking. He has visited many countries, and immersed himself in their cuisine, learning local secrets from a diverse range of cookery experts in Morocco, Thailand and Spain. After spending many years in business, Laurence formalised his cooking training at the renowned Ashburton Cookery School, but continues to indulge his love of international cuisine by attending many short courses in different venues around the globe. Since meeting Suzanne, Laurence has also become interested in the effects of food on health, […]

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MOIRA BROWNE

MA (HONS) CHEMISTRY, Pg Dip, Dip ION mBANT mNTOI
ACADEMIC MANAGER, Dip NT COURSE LEADER, UNIT LEADER & LECTURER

Moira graduated with a Masters degree in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin before going on to study Nutritional Therapy at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London. Whilst studying there she was the manager of a complementary therapy clinic with over 50 therapists. She also has a private practice in Dublin, where her special interest is mental health. She has recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning & Teaching at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and is currently working towards full Functional Medicine Certification with the […]

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CAROLINE NOONAN

DIP NT IHS , ACHWC, MNTOI, ICF
Dip NLC COURSE LEADER & LECTURER

Caroline has spent 15 years working in the health and wellness industry. For 6 years, Caroline was involved with inner city community groups promoting health and well being and  co-ordinated and lectured in 2 esteemed colleges in Cork city. Caroline currently holds the position of course leader and lecturer of the Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching with IHS. She also runs a busy practice as a Nutritional Therapist and Health and Wellness Coach. Caroline is currently completing her HDip in Coaching and Coaching Psychology at University College Cork, […]

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DR MICHAEL ARLOSKI

PHD, PCC – DEAN OF THE WELLNESS COACH TRAINING INSTITUTE, BASED IN COLORADO, USA
HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING COURSE LEADER

Dr Arloski is the founder of Real Balance Global Wellness Services. A founding father of wellness coaching, he is a licensed psychologist and professional certified coach with over thirty years of contribution to the field of wellness. His company has trained thousands of wellness and health coaches. He is the author of Wellness Coaching For Lasting Lifestyle Change – the seminal book of wellness coaching, used by many universities and training schools. Dr Arloski keynotes, consults and trains on lifestyle improvement and wellness coaching, taking his message of […]

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Melissa Turner

BMusEd (Hons), MA (Hons), Dip NT IHS
Dip NLC Internal Quality Assurer & Lecturer

Melissa has studied education and been teaching for the last 13 years at primary, secondary and third level. She has completed the Diploma in Nutritional Therapy and Certificate in Health and Wellness coaching with IHS and has her own Nutritional Therapy practice where her main interest is mental health. At IHS, Melissa now happily combines her love of education, teaching and student support with her passion for fresh, nutritious food and exciting ingredients.

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Jess Keane

Bsc Biochem, PG Cert Nutrition
Dip NLC Unit Leader, Lecturer & Personal Tutor

Jess gained a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Trinity College, Dublin before going onto work as a freelance chef for 5 years. She then gained a postgraduate qualification in Nutritional Therapy at CNE in the UK, studying modules in Genetic Diagnostics, Immune Modulation, Sports Nutrition and Cancer Care. Jess lectures in Biochemistry and Physiology at degree level and Nutritional Therapy at Diploma and MSc level. She also runs clinics specialising in digestive health in Cork and Dungarvan, and regularly gives talks to community groups.

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Aoife Cronin

Dip NT IHS, mNTOI
Dip NLC Unit Leader, Lecturer & Personal Tutor

Aoife graduated with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from IHS in 2010 and has been working part time as a nutritional therapist since then. She has found this very rewarding, not only to have found a new career, but as a mother of two young children being able to make informed dietary choices for her own family’s health. In 2012 she was delighted to join the IHS team as a tutor working with students as they combine part-time study with work or home-life.  She is currently completing the […]

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CATHERINE KENNEALLY

BSC, DIP NT IHS
Dip NLC Unit Leader, Lecturer & Personal Tutor

Catherine graduated with a degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from UCC before heading to the Seattle where she worked in the aerospace industry for 5 years. While there she developed a strong interest in naturopathic and functional medicine and on returning to Ireland she completed her Nutritional Therapy diploma with IHS. She now runs a busy practice in Cork and Waterford, dividing her time between private clients and nutritional consultancy for businesses. She regularly contributes to local radio and newspapers as well as working with community groups to […]

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LIN DUCKER

BSC (HONS) NT, MBANT
Dip NT Unit Leader & Lecturer

Lin started practising as a Nutritional Therapist after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy from Westminster University in 2002. She also won the Nutri-Clinical Practice award in the same year. Lin also has a degree in Radiography and after working in the NHS in the UK and Switzerland she became a Clinical Tutor in Radiography at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University before returning to the UK to study Nutritional Therapy. As an experienced clinician, Lin has worked as a clinical supervisor in Nutritional Therapy at Westminster University […]

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SHANE PEARSON

DIP NT IHS, MASTER PRACTITIONER OF NLP, TIMELINE THERAPY™ AND HYPNOSIS, ANLP APPROVED TRAINER OF NLP, HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACH
Dip NT Unit Leader & Lecturer

Shane has his roots in farming yet his passion for health and wellbeing and his keen interest in the mind-body connection led him to study health care methods that focus on both the mind (NLP, Hypnosis, TimeLine Therapy) and body (Nutritional Therapy) He has trained to the highest level in NLP with some of the most respected trainers in their field including John Grinder, Carmen Bostic St.Clair, David Shepherd and Michael Carroll and he is now an ANLP approved trainer of NLP. Shane is also a Nutritional Therapist […]

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Helen Hodgson

BSc, PhD, BSc Nutritional Therapy
Unit Leader and Lecturer

Helen gained a joint honours degree in biochemistry and physiology from King’s College, London, before going on to study for a PhD in biochemistry at the Royal Free Hospital. After qualifying, she worked in medical research at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, specialising in neurochemistry and neuroimmunology. Helen has since studied for a degree in Nutritional Therapy at CNE, which she completed in 2009. In addition to lecturing and supervising student clinics, she has held nutrition workshops and provided health and well-being talks for businesses. Helen has […]

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Jemma Kehoe

Dip NT IHS, Dip Pharm Tech TCD, mNTOI
Dip NT Clinical Practice Supervisor & Lecturer

Jemma graduated from Trinity College Dublin as a pharmaceutical technician before going on to study Nutritional Therapy at the Institute of Health Sciences from where she graduated in 2010. She now lectures for the Institute and supervises clinical practice weekends. Jemma also works as a Product Consultant for BioCare Supplement Company and regularly delivers seminars to healthcare professionals from the CPD accredited “Clinical Protocols” programme throughout Ireland as well as advising retailers and practitioners about products, possible drug-nutrient interactions and general nutrient supplementation. She holds a monthly slot […]

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Gwen Enright

MSC, DIP NT IHS, MNTOI
Unit Leader & Personal Tutor
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Georgie Kavanagh

BA (HONS), DC IHS, DIP NT IHS, MNTOI
Dip NLC Unit Leader & Personal Tutor

Georgie qualified as a cook from the famous Ballymaloe cookery school where her true passion for real, local, seasonal, organic food really began. Her journey continued and bought her onto the IHS Diploma in Nutritional Therapy to learn about the healing possibilities of food and good nutrition. Georgie currently runs her private practice “Zest Nutrition” in Nutritional Therapy from her home and also runs regular cookery demos and private cookery lessons.

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Carla Bredin

Msc, MA, BA, Dip NT
Personal Tutor

Carla is a qualified Nutritional Therapist who is undertaking her MSc in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey. Nutritional Medicine focuses on the management of, and in certain instances, prevention of, chronic disease through diet and lifestyle intervention. Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is her specialist research area, and most of her clients fall within the spectrum of cardio-metabolic disorder - overweight, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver, gout, hypertension. Carla is in full time practice in Blackrock, Co Dublin, having set up Wild Healthy upon graduation in 2014. She […]

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Heather Leeson

B.A. (Hons), Dip Nut Therapy, mNTOI
IHS Lecturer

Heather is director of Glenville Nutrition Ireland. She has been a practicing Nutritional Therapist for more than 8 years and runs the clinics, Fat Around The Middle weight management courses and other training courses in Ireland on behalf of Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD.  She also provides corporate talks, wellbeing events and runs cookery classes in Dublin. Previous roles in the food industry in Ireland, the UK and France have reinforced Heather’s belief in the fundamental roles of nutrition and healthy food in good health and the importance of communicating […]

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LOUISE MULLANEY

DIP IHS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
ADMINISTRATOR & STUDENT SUPPORT Officer

Photo of Louise Mullaney Dip IHS Nutritional Therapy Louise completed a diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications before embarking upon a career in Nutritional Therapy. She graduated from the Institute of Health Sciences in 2011. Louise has worked as an educator speaking to different Adult Learning Groups promoting health and the many benefits of good nutrition. She is currently beginning to take clients for nutritional therapy consultations.

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Joanne Gribbin

BA (Hons), Dip. Nutritional Therapy IHS, mNTOI
IHS Administrator

Joanne has a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Business Studies and Spanish. After working in the Financial Services industry for eight years, she wanted to change the direction of her life and career. She returned to college and studied Nutritional Therapy with the Institute of Health Sciences, as this is where her passion lies. Joanne splits her time working as an Administrator for IHS and running her own clinics in Meath. She is also involved with Marilyn Glenville’s popular Fat Around the Middle classes in the greater Leinster area. […]

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Nita Brennan

BA (HONS), MA (HONS)
IHS Enrolment Consultant

Nita Brennan has a Bachelor Degree (Hons) from DCU in International Communication and Spanish and a Master’s from DIT in Public Relations. While working in marketing and sales she studied part time to become a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with The National Training Centre in Dublin. She went on to specialise in Pre and Post-natal exercise and worked part time running her own fitness classes in schools, colleges, gyms and parks around Dublin while working full time in the business world. Nita splits her time working as […]

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Carla M. Jones

Dip DDHWC IHS
Culinary Consultant

Carla is a Grand Chef de Le Cordon Bleu, a certified Sommelier from the top Sommelerie school in Spain and a certified Diet, Health & Wellness Coach from IHS. Her professional experience as a Chef and Sommelier spans the globe. From teaching to working in top restaurants, to running her own designer-dessert catering company, and currently, teaching and running a virtual Diet and Wellness clinic from Dublin, Carla has filled many roles in the food industry. In Spain, Carla became known as “the American Chef” after being an […]

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DR. GILL HART

BSC (HONS), PHD, CERT MGMT (OPEN), MIBMS. GUEST LECTURER
SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF YORKTEST LABORATORIES LTD

Dr Gill Hart is a PhD Biochemist with over twenty years experience in the development and validation of diagnostic tests. Gill started her career as a Senior Biochemist at the Hammersmith Hospital, and has subsequently worked for many different companies and clients within the diagnostics industry and the related regulatory environment. Dr. Hart joined YorkTest in 2005, and has applied her scientific and regulatory knowledge to all YorkTest services; including putting in measures of ‘self-regulation’ in the under-regulated ‘diagnostic testing services’ industry. Gill regularly gives talks and lectures […]

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DR. NIGEL ABRAHAM

BSC., MSC., FIBMS. GUEST LECTURER
SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF GENOVA DIAGNOSTICS UK

Dr. Nigel Abraham has more than 20 years experience as an assay development scientist; he has been involved in extensive research in the field of chemical mediators of allergic disease and salivary hormone diagnostics. He is a graduate in haematology from St. Georges Medical School London and went on to study immunology at the University of Surrey. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science and a chartered scientist. As co-founder of IWDL Nigel has been a pioneer of functional laboratory testing in the United Kingdom. […]

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SUE MCGARRIGLE

ND., DIP.ION, NTCC., CNHC. GUEST LECTURER
TECHNICAL MANAGER, BIONUTRI

Sue McGarrigle is a clinical nutritionist and naturopath and has practiced as a Clinical Nutritionist since graduating from ION in 2001. After graduating, she continued her learning with a three year course in Naturopathy at the London College of Naturopathic Medicine (LCNM). Sue has worked for BioCare as technical advisor and Product Consultant Manager, managing a team of Nutritional Therapists throughout the country, managing and delivering the continuous professional development seminar programme to healthcare professionals throughout the UK. As Technical Manager of BioNutri, Sue has helped to launch […]

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