Orla Walsh RD,
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. Orla joined the dnc in 2011.
She went on to obtain a Masters in Clinical Nutrition at Roehampton University, London, where she completed research on ‘The Incidence of the Risk of Malnutrition in Adult Oncology Outpatients receiving Radiotherapy’.
She has a personal interest in sport which has lead to her completing a postgraduate diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Ulster. She has completed research on ‘The effects of cryotherapy on lactate clearance post-exercise and the effect on subsequent performance’.
She regularly give talks and presentations to schools and companies at health & wellbeing seminars and provides nutrition consultancy for food companies. She also provide regular nutrition consultancy for media communications such as print and radio and has a weekly column in the Irish Independent