Ellen Roche Dietitian & Founder of Nutri Vive
Ellen initially studied at UCC Cork, graduating with a BSc. (Hons) Nutritional Sciences in 2003. Following research and development work in the Australian food industry, she decided to further her studies to become a Dietitian and completed a two year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Ellen then returned home from the UK to take up the role of Clinical Nutritionist at Portlaoise Hospital. For more than five years, Ellen enjoyed working in the rewarding area of Intensive Care and facilitating patient recovery after major surgical operations. Dietetic experience was also gained in the areas of Paediatrics (children), Cardiology, Diabetes and General Medicine.
At Nutri Vive Nutrition Consultancy
We provide a professional nutrition advice service to assist clients of all ages who present with a vide variety of nutrition concerns. Ellen has a special interest in helping clients to achieve weight loss, boost sports performance and to alleviate digestive disorders. Our core aim is to always works with the client in a non-judgemental manner to achieve personal goals.
Over the years, Ellen has had the pleasure of working in conjunction with several prominent inter-county and club GAA teams. She is currently Team Dietitian for the Wexford Senior Hurlers & the Waterford Senior Ladies Football Teams.
In 2011, Ellen was one of a very limited number of Irish Dietitians to attend Kings College London for advanced training with the new Low FODMAP diet (a highly effective nutritional treatment for bowel and digestive problems).
Ellen is currently an active member on the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) and Self Employed Dietitians Ireland (SEDI). Ellen was previously the resident nutrition expert for The Today Show on RTE 1 Television for a series also. Outside of work hours, she enjoys walking her dogs and horseriding in the great outdoors.
Member Irish Nutrition & Dietetics Institute No: 0766
State Registered with CORU No: DI 017775
Laura Mahony Dietitian
Welcoming Dietitian Laura Mahony to the team in May 2019.
Laura Mahony is a CORU registered dietitian with over 10 years of experience. She initially studied Sports & Exercise Science in UL, before going onto study a Higher Diploma in Nutritional Sciences in University College Cork. After a number of years working in the food science industry Laura finally decided to pursue a career in dietetics and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics in Glasgow Caledonian University.
After qualification, Laura worked in the NHS for a number of years, working in specialities such as cardiac rehabilitation, renal, gastroenterology and neurology. On return to Ireland, she worked in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin covering areas such as general medical, renal and oncology.
Laura then moved into the area of Performance Nutrition and completed her Masters in Sports Nutrition from Ulster University Jordanstown. She has worked with a number of athletes and teams in the build up to major competitions such as the Northern Irish Boxing Squad and Netball Team for the Glasgow Commonwealth games, the National Men’s Hockey Team for the Rio Olympics, and most recently, Connacht Rugby, (professional team & academy).
Laura has completed specialised low FODMAP skills training, is a member of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI), and is a committee member of the Sport & Exercise Specialist Nutrition group of the INDI. She is also on the Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). Whether working with elite athletes or members of the general public Laura uses the same principles of behaviour change, evidence-based practice, and client centred focus to achieve optimal results.
A retired camogie player, Laura now enjoys running, cycling and completing adventure races.
Member Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute No: 0638
State Registered with CORU No: DI021128
Sarah joined Nutri Vive in 2018 as a secretary and administrator. Sarah will look after all your enquiries and is ready to assist you with appointment bookings and any queries you may have.