SJG Disability Services


Dublin, Wicklow & Kildare
Dublin & Wicklow

Gillian McConnell

Gillian graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2001 with an honours degree in Dietetics. She is now working as a self-employed dietitian and has set up private dietetic clinics based in the South Dublin and Co. Wicklow areas. Gillian also has extensive experience working in large teaching hospitals both in the UK and Ireland.

Gillian is a member of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI) which is the professional organisation for clinical nutritionists/dietitians in Ireland. All professionally qualified dietitians are members of the INDI and carry the initials MINDI after their name. These initials are the only nutrition health professionals approved by health insurers. This year, Gillian joined Self Employed Dietitians Ireland (SEDI), which is a working group of entrepreneurial freelance consultant dietitians in Ireland.

Business Hours

As requested 


Gillian provides a clinical dietetic service to adults (over 18 years of age) by helping to facilitate a positive change in food choices amongst individuals, groups and communities with learning disabilities. Service users are seen with other members of the multidisciplinary team when appropriate. Training can also be provided on the MUST Nutritional Screening Tool, Dysphagia training jointly with SALT, Basic Cooking Skills training and Meal Planning & Food Shopping training.

Clinical Consultations, Referrals & Specialties

  • Anaemia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bariatric surgery nutrition support
  • Behavioural food aversion & Fussy eaters
  • Breast feeding advice / support / services
  • Coeliac disease & Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Coeliac Disease in children/adolescents
  • Constipation in children/adolescents
  • Crohns Disease/ Ulcerative Colitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes in children/adolescents
  • Diarrhoea in children/adolescents
  • Disability related nutrition problems for children
  • Diverticular disease / diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia / Swallowing problems
  • Early feeding & weaning advice
  • Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating in adults
  • Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating in adolescents
  • Feeding clinics for babies and toddlers
  • Fertility
  • Food allergy & intolerance in children/adolescents
  • Food intolerance
  • Gestational/ Diabetes during pregnancy
  • Gout
  • Growth Faltering/undernutrition in children/adolescents
  • Healthy Eating and general nutrition
  • Heart Health – cholesterol/blood pressure
  • Infant feeding - Artificial / bottle feeding
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Diarrhoea/constipation/wind/bloating)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome in children/adolescents
  • Liver / gallbladder / pancreatic disease
  • Renal /Kidney Disease
  • Low FODMAP diet
  • Lupus / SLE
  • Malnutrition/Undernutrition
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nutrition & Mental health
  • Nutrition for people with Cancer Nutrition
  • Nutrition before, during and after pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis & Osteopenia
  • PCOS
  • Pouch/colostomy/Ileostomy
  • Raised blood sugars & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Reflux / Hiatus Hernia / Oesophagitis/ Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Sports nutrition
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Tube feeding in adults
  • Vegetarian & vegan diets
  • Weight management in children/adolescents
  • Weight management for adults