Niamh Arthurs is a registered dietitian and researcher with a deep-rooted passion for helping others, particularly children and young people. Niamh began her career working in public health in the UK and Ireland and set up her own business which involved creating and delivering health and nutrition education programmes to preschools, primary schools and secondary schools. She also worked with various stakeholders in the delivery of health promotion and nutrition education at events and festivals and to community groups and in workplaces. Niamh completed her Masters thesis in the area of paediatric obesity in Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.
Being a committee member for a number of years on the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI: https://asoi.info/) fuels Niamh’s motivation and commitment to make positive contributions to those affected by obesity. Niamh is keen to contribute to current research in this area, in order to enable improvements in healthcare and service development for young people, their families and all individuals affected by obesity.
Niamh currently works on the W82GO Child and Adolescent Obesity Management Service in Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and on the Obesity Research and Care Group at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Further details on Niamh’s work are available at: https://childhoodobesity.ie/ and https://rcsi-landscape.eu/. Niamh has also been elected as a Board Director of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) Early Career Network, see details here: https://easo.org/education/easo-early-career-network/