Management Committee

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The day to day running of IrSPEN is carried out by the Management Committee of IrSPEN. Sub-committees are established by the Management Committee to work on specific projects.

Management Committee Members 

The Management Committee of IrSPEN meet every quarter.

  • Professor John V Reynolds (President)
  • Professor Carel Le Roux (Obesity)
  • Carmel O’Hanlon (Policy/Practice Guidelines, INDI)
  • Dr. Karen Boland (Medical Education)
  • Dr. Cara Dunne (Company Sec /IF projects lead)
  • Niamh Rice (Treasurer / Advocacy Strategy / Comms)
  • Martina Smyth, Secretary /Operations
  • Niamh Maher, HSE
  • Dr. Helen Heneghan (Obesity, Metabolism)
  • Anne O Grady, Industry Representative
  • Catherine Fennessy, Nurse representative
  • Dr. David Byrne
  • Dr. Claire Donohue


Sub-committees are established by council to work on specific projects. IrSPEN is actively seeking volunteers with relevant experience and interests for the sub-committees below.  If you would like further information on these groups and their work, or wish to apply to become a  member of a sub-committee, please contact us.

Under graduate Education & Science

Professor Carel Le Roux

Post graduate Education

Dr. Karen Boland

Communications & Programmes

Niamh Rice

Professional Standards & Guidelines

Carmel O’Hanlon