O.W.N. Dietitians

Please find information about Orla Walsh and Maeve Hanan below. 

About Orla Walsh

Born in Dublin, Orla qualified as a Dietitian from Kings College London. Orla initially obtained an honours degree in Physiology, 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, went on to achieve a Masters in Clinical Nutrition and a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition.

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.

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’.


About Maeve Hanan

Maeve began covering Orla’s maternity leave in 2019 and has continued on after Orla’s return to provide both personal and corporate services.

Education & Qualifications

University of Ulster Coleraine: BSc Dietetics

Additional courses

Maeve has completed additional courses, such as:

  • Training on the use of a low FODMAP diet for IBS by Monash University
  • Training in intuitive eating for healthcare professionals by the London Centre for Intuitive Eating
  • Motivational interviewing (behaviour change) course for health professionals
  • British Dietetic Association ‘cow’s milk protein allergy for infants’ course

Experience as a Health Writer

Maeve has experience as a Health Writer and has featured in reputable magazines and blogs such as:

  • Complete Nutrition Magazine
  • Nutrition Health Digest
  • Dietetics Today
  • Examine Research Digest
  • The Food Medic Educational Hub
  • Diet vs. Disease