About Us

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…

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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…

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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.

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Dr David Smallbone R.I.P.


Medical Doctor and Nutrition Consultant

Dr Smallbone passed away on March 31, 2017 after a brief illness.

Dr David Smallbone was a medical doctor, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, a Member of the Faculty of Homoeopathy and a Fellow of the College of Healing. After becoming aware…

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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…

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Karen Ward

Psychotherapist & Nutritional Therapist

Karen Ward, Holistic Therapy Presenter from RTÉ’s highly successful programme ‘Health Squad’ and Energy Therapist from the BBC’s ‘The Last Resort’ is author of the best-selling book ‘Change a Little to Change a Lot’.

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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.

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Sabine Hogg-Kollars


Nutritional therapist, author, lecturer and MSc/ BSc supervisor.

Sabine studied human medicine at the university of Vienna, Austria, and holds a master of science degree from the university of Worcester in nutritional therapy.

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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…

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