Having always being fascinated by the human body I first studied a Bachelor of Science at NUI Galway where I completed my degree in Biochemistry in 2004. Spurred on by an interest in the health sciences and my desire to help others I went on to study a Masters of Pharmacy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland graduating in 2007.
I have been working as a Community Pharmacist for the past 12 years and more recently completed a Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching with the Institute of Health Sciences, Dublin and am registered with the UK Health Coaches Association (no such body exists in Ireland currently).
Over my years working as a community pharmacist I have witnessed first hand the negative impact that poor nutrition and lifestyle choices can have on a person’s physical health. Many of the modern day chronic diseases we currently face, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease are predominantly diet and lifestyle related and making simple changes in these areas can have a very positive effect on a person’s overall health.
I believe we need to move away from the attitude of “there’s a pill for every ill”. I am passionate about empowering individuals to gain more control over their own health.