IrSPEN encourage membership from a wide range of healthcare professionals with an interest in nutrition. IrSPEN was founded in 2010 with the support of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) and the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society. Many members of these organisations are members of IrSPEN.


Are you interested in nutrition?

IrSPEN actively welcomes members from the widest possible range of science and healthcare disciplines with an interest in clinical nutrition or nutrition and disease. If you are a specialist or general physician, dietitian, nutritionist, nurse, pharmacist, scientist or student involved in research, education or clinical practice why not join IrSPEN?


Get involved!

IrSPEN is actively seeking volunteers with relevant experience and interests for the committees below. If you would like further information on these groups and their work, or wish to apply to become a committee member, please email the appropriate chairman.

  • Education & Training
    Professor Nick Kennedy
    [enter email address here]
  • Research
    Dr Eileen Gibney
    [enter email address here]
  • Communications & Liaison
    Niamh Rice
    [enter email address here]
  • Professional Guidance & Standards
    Carmel O’Hanlon
    [enter email address here]


Any other comments?

If you have a project you would like to work on in the area of clinical nutrition or disease related malnutrition, why not contact us and see if we can help?