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 team of personal tutors, unit leaders and lecturers.

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...

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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...

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Louise Mullaney

DIP IHS NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

Academic Manager

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...

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Moira Browne

MA (HONS) CHEMISTRY, Pg Dip, Dip ION mBANT mNTOI

Programme Development Manager, Nutritional Therapy Programme, 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...

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Caroline Noonan

HDip,Dip NT IHS, ACHWC, MNTOI, ICF

Course developer, course leader and lecturer for the Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching 

Caroline has spent 20 years working in the wellness industry using integrative therapies, nutritional therapy and coaching and behavioural change strategies with groups and individuals. For 6 years, Caroline co-ordinated and delivered wellness programmes to inner city community groups while running a busy practice in Cork city. During this time, she also coordinated and lectured...

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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...

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Melissa Turner

BMusEd (Hons), MA (Hons), Dip NT, RYT 200

Dip NLC Internal Quality Assurer & Lecturer

Melissa graduated from TCD in 2001 with a degree in Music Education and has been teaching since at primary, secondary and third level. With a strong interest in nutrition and health, she completed of IHS’s Diploma in Nutritional Therapy in 2012 and went on to practice NT and work for the college as a tutor,...

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Jess Keane

Bsc Biochem, PG Cert Nutrition

Unit Leader - Dip NT, Internal Quality Assurer, 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 has 9 years experience in clinical...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

NLP & Stress Management Unit Leader & Lecturer, Health & Wellness Coaching 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, Coaching and Stress Management) and body (Nutritional Therapy and Massage). He has trained to the highest level in NLP with...

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Helen Hodgson

PhD, BSc, BSc Nutritional Therapy

Dip NT 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...

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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...

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Gwen Enright

MSC, DIP NT IHS, MNTOI

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

Gwen’s background is very varied as she has a BSc from UL in Equine Science and then worked as a laboratory technician in a Food Safety setting, where she also got a Masters from DIT in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. For a number of years Gwen taught English as a foreign language while studying...

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Georgie Kavanagh

BA (HONS), DC IHS, DIP NT IHS, MNTOI

Dip NLC Unit Leader, Lecturer & 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”...

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Chen Saat-Murphy

MScPNT, dipNT IHS, mNTOI

Dip NT Unit Leader & Lecturer

Chen graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Personalised Nutrition from Middlesex University (in collaboration with CNELM) in 2015, after qualifying as a Nutritional Therapist from IHS in 2011. She founded her Galway-based, personalised nutrition practice, “True Food Healing”, shortly after graduating from IHS, and sees clients on a one-to-one basis, while applying the...

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Maxine Brown

Dip NT IINH, mNTOI

Dip NLC Lecturer, Unit Leader & Personal Tutor

Maxine graduated with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from IINH in 2011 and founded her nutrition practice shortly after. During her studies, Maxine became passionate about sharing her knowledge and, as a result, joined Kerry ETB in 2012 and now facilitates nutrition and healthy eating courses for BTEI and Community Education. In 2016 she was...

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Maeliosa Ryan

Dip NT, mNTOI

Dip NLC Personal Tutor

Maeliosa is a qualified nutritional therapist with a passion for good food and healthy eating. Having worked in the corporate world for many years, she understands the stresses and strains of modern life, and has experienced at first hand the role that nutrition and lifestyle can play in achieving better health. She is also a...

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Deirdre Roche

Dip NT IHS

Dip NLC Personal Tutor

Deirdre has 12 years of experience working in the Health and Wellness Industry. Her passion for healthy living, the great outdoors and delicious food lead her to study Nutritional Therapy with IHS. She graduated with a distinction in 2016. She works as a Tutor for the Cork Education and Training Board where she co-ordinates and...

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Grainne Travers

BA, Dip NT IHS, mNTOI

Dip NLC Personal Tutor

Grainne graduated with distinction in Nutritional Therapy from IHS in 2013. She now works full time in Nutritional Therapy running a busy clinic in Clare and Limerick. She has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from UCC, and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and PR. Prior to training as a nutritional therapist Grainne worked in busy...

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Lynne Dalton

DipNT, mNTOI, mIFM

Dip NLC Personal Tutor

Lynne is a Nutritional Therapist who believes that health is not just about the absence of disease. We were designed to live long lives with energy and vitality but unfortunately some of the foods we eat today don’t support this. They sap our energy and stop our body systems running in the efficient manner they...

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Eileen Barry

Dip NT IINH, mNTOI

Dip NLC Personal Tutor

Eileen graduated from the IINH in 2012 and followed on to pursue further studies in Fertility Nutrition with ION and Foresight in the UK. As a registered Nutritional Therapist she has a passion for healthy food, particularly in adjusting it to suit those with multiple allergies and intolerances and helping clients achieve their health goals...

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Joanne Gribbin

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

IHS Administrator, Enrolment Consultant and Module Leader

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 works...

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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...

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Nadia Pallas-Pettitt

BA Commerce, PGDip (PRII)

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

Nadia graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2006. With a keen interest in public relations, she went on to study a post-graduate Diploma in Public Relations in the Fitzwilliam Institute. From there she worked in Wilson Hartnell Public Relations (Ogilvy Dublin) for over six years working across a range...

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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...

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