I trained as a Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineer first in Trinity College Dublin, what feels like a long time ago! Immediately after graduation, I moved to the UK where I worked on some of the largest manufacturing and support contracts in the country over 14 years as a project manager and then a specialist Programme Consultant... where I was known in the industry for my ability to identify tiny problems that were impacting the delivery of the overall programme. During this time I also studied my MBA at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and gained may licentiate in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
All of this seems rather disconnected, however, looking back I can honestly say that everything I have learned has allowed me to be who I am today.
The skills taught to engineering students for problem solving are always to ask : What is causing the problem in the first place? It's called Root Cause Analysis and in its own right is a massive area of research.
Acupuncture is the very same in how it looks at all discomforts and illnesses in the human body.
When my eldest was born in 2013, no-one was able to answer the only question I wanted them to answer: "What was causing her to be so uncomfortable and cry all the time?"
I was told that she was normal, gaining weight, crying was normal, I needed to get used to it, that she was stubborn (at 6 weeks, by a health visitor!!) and lots more untruths.
Not until she was 9 months old and the lack of help, understanding and support was driving me crazy that I had to start taking things into my own control and really started to figure things out.
I got answers within months, of what was okay for her to eat, but not the why, and the engineer in me needed those answers, so I kept reading, researching and putting things together.
I then decided to take a Diploma in Nutrition for Food Allergies and Intolerances, during which I always maintained a specific focus on the infant population as this was whom I wanted to work with specifically.
I'm also a Certified Quantum Flow Practitioner, more will be shared on that and how I use this to support my clients soon.
And so, here I am today.
Having pulled together a raft of knowledge and experience, supporting babies and families around the world to understand reflux from a holistic point of view.
I never prescribe or change medications, I can, and do, talk about medications and how they work, however, any changes for your baby's medications must always be done with the doctor / physician who prescribed them.
- Bachelors Degree (equivalent to UK MEng) Masters Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering & Maths, Trinity College Dublin, 2003 (Distinction)
- Masters in Business Administration, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 2010, (Distinction)
- Licentiate in Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese Medicine), College of TCM Ireland, 2012
- Diploma in Nutrition for Food Allergies and Intolerances, BSY, 2018
- Certificate in Quantum Flow, Quantum Flow Institute, 2020
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