About Us

Richard Burton

Richard Burton

BSc (Hons Nutrition) MBANT, MNTOI, Dip Ac

Founder & Director of IINH

Throughout his working life, Richard has explored ways of improving the diet of individuals and society as a whole. At various times since the 1970s, he has been involved in: nutrition research on dietary fibre; science writing…

Maggie Lynch

Maggie Lynch

Director of Cooking Services

IINH is Ireland’s First Nutrition College with a Dedicated Cooking School and Demo Kitchen. Maggie Lynch is our Director of Cooking Services. Maggie is a qualified chef with three decades of experience in high-end catering and graduated as a Nutrition & Health Coach with IINH in 2005.

Julia Sweetman

Julia Sweetman

BA (Hons), DipNT, mNTOI, mNRRI

Nutritional Therapist, Reflexologist

Julia is a Nutritional Therapist who operates a private practice in Bray, Co Wicklow. She has a BA (Hons) degree in Business and had a successful career as a Senior Manager for a large Health & Beauty Retailer. She trained as…

Maria Looney

Maria Looney

Nutritional Therapist

Maria Looney is a Nutritional Therapist who runs a private practice with clinics in Bray, Co. Wicklow and Rathcoole, Co. Dublin. She is a member of the NTOI (Nutritional Therapists of Ireland). With a BSc degree in Food Science and Technology and over 17 years…

Joan Hanrahan

Joan Hanrahan

BSc (Hons Nutritional Therapy) MBANT, DipHM, MNIMH

Nutritional Therapist, Herbalist

Joan runs a busy practice in nutritional therapy and herbal medicine in Dalkey, where she combines nutritional support with medicinal herbs to optimise healing. Her teaching emphasises nutritional and naturopathic approaches…

Helen Cassidy

Helen Cassidy

Nutritional Therapist
BA (Hons), DipNT, mNTOI, mBANT

Helen Cassidy qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2011 and operates a private practice in South Dublin. Prior to this, she earned a BA (Hons) in Marketing and Languages from DCU and worked in various management positions over a 15-year career with a large Irish financial institution.

Jo Sayers

Jo Sayers

Founder of the NLP Training Institute Jo spent 10 years working in the Information Technology industry both as a consultant and project manager – managing and developing high performance teams to deliver tailored systems projects and business results. During this time Jo discovered she had a natural flair and passion for developing high performance results-focused teams.

Caroline Seale

Caroline Seale

Nutritional Therapist
BA (Hons), DipNT, mNTOI, mBANT

Caroline Seale qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2011 and runs a private practice in Greystones, Co Wicklow. She also works as a Nutrition Consultant for VHI HealthCare and provides nutrition & wellbeing workshops to their corporate clients.

Brendan OBrien

Brendan OBrien

Nutritional Therapist, MSc

Brendan is a Natural Fertility Consultant. He runs a specialist advisory service for couples who are struggling to become pregnant and who wish to optimise their health using natural means in advance of conception. He holds a Master’s Degree in the Science of Personalised Nutrition from CNELM and a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (2009).

Margot Kearney

Margot Kearney

Nutritional Therapist and Reflexologist
Dip NT MNTOI MBANT MIR

Margot qualified from IINH in 2008 as a Nutritional Therapist and runs a private clinic in Carlow together with her colleague Ashling Ward. Prior to this Margot gained many years of experience in the area of holistic health and managed Carlow’s largest complementary health clinic for 6 years. Margot has also worked as a Student Clinic Supervisor at IINH and teaches their Functional Medicine Module.

Ashling Ward

Ashling Ward

Nutritional Therapist
Dip NT MNTOI MBANT MIR

Ashling has a healthy regard for food and its life-sustaining properties. She is primarily concerned with the prevention and treatment of illness through proper dietary care. She is a mother of 2 young children and for Ashling it’s all about balance.

Mark Whitney Pillar HC

Mark Whitney 

Founder of Pillar Healthcare

Pillar Healthcare is a leading nutritional research and development company, specialising in the development of nutraceutical products for endocrinological health. Mark pioneered and commissioned Europe’s first clinical assessment of a nutraceutical and its effect on both male and female fertility.

Peter Conry

Peter Conry

Pharmacist and Pharmacology Lecturer

Peter worked over 20 years in the pharmaceutical, biological and diagnostics industries. Living in Central Europe, Korea, Japan and China, he witnessed how different local diets led to strikingly different health outcomes.

Ciara Beaugé

Ciara Beaugé

Nutritional Therapist

Ciara qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2010 and has been practising ever since. Ciara also lectures with IINH and supervises students in their clinical practice.