Born in Dublin, Orla qualified as a Dietitian from Kings College London. Orla initially obtained an honours degree in Physiology from Trinity College Dublin, allowing her to apply her detailed knowledge of the human body to the nutritional management of conditions and diseases. Since then Orla upgraded her BA in Physiology to an MA in Physiology. She also went on to achieve a Masters in Clinical Nutrition at Roehampton University, London.
Orla’s areas of expertise include weight loss, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Disordered Eating and heart health. Additionally she is passionate about nutrition and its impact on fertility. She regularly writes for national newspapers, appears on television and is a guest speaker on radio stations on these topics.
Orla has a personal interest in sport which naturally lead onto a professional involvement in Sports Nutrition. She obtained a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Ulster. She was involved in the nutritional management of many athletes leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Orla currently holds a clinic in the dublin nutrition centre, Dublin 2 as well as within Premier Physiotherapy, Ballinteer, Dublin 16. She also writes a weekly article for the Irish Independent newspaper.
Orla is a qualified Dietitian and member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (M.I.N.D.I.) and Self Employed Dietitians of Ireland (S.E.D.I.). She is also registered with CORU and is on the Panel for the Provision of High Performance Sport Services in Ireland.
Education & Qualifications
Trinity College Dublin: BSc in Physiology
Postgraduate Diplomas & Masters:
University of Ulster: PgDip in Sports & Exercise Nutrition
Kings College London University: PgDip in Dietetics
Roehampton University: MSc. in Clinical Nutrition
Trinity College Dublin: MA Physiology
Postgraduate certs & achievements:
ISAK, Level 1
Behaviour Change Level 1
FODMAP through Kings College London
‘The Incidence of Malnutrition in Adult Radiotherapy Outpatients and Commonly-Associated Symptoms’.
‘The effects of cryotherapy on lactate clearance post-exercise and the effect on subsequent performance’.