Registration Committee

The SENR Registration Committee is accountable to the SENR Board and has responsibility for review and oversight of the ongoing development and utilisation of the registration process.

Irene Riach RD (Committee Chair)

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Irene is the Head of Performance Nutrition at the Sport Scotland Institute of Sport. She is an HCPC registered Dietitian and has been involved professionally in performance sport for over 24 years. She joined the Sport Scotland Institute of Sport as a Performance Dietitian in 2007 and now leads and manages the performance nutrition service across Scotland, while providing nutrition support to individuals and team athletes, and leading specific innovation projects within targeted sports. 

Irene has travelled nationally and internationally with a variety of Olympic and Commonwealth sports. She has worked through four Commonwealth and three Olympic cycles delivering support at London 2012 and more recently at the Goldcoast Commonwealth Games 2018. She has a passion for good food and empowering people to make sustainable food choices that support and maximize health and performance. 

Irene is current joint Vice-Chair of the SENR Board and is a SENR Practitioner Registrant. 

Ruth Wood-Martin RD

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Ruth is a Dietitian (RD) registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Her early career focused on clinical dietetics in the National Health Service (NHS). Having completed post-graduate education in the field of Performance Nutrition, she worked with several athletes from various sports in the Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI), before taking up a full-time position as the Performance Nutritionist with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) in 2006, working primarily with the Senior Men’s squad.

After 16 years of service as the Head of Nutrition with the IRFU, she retired from this position in 2022, having developed a nutrition team of 11 Performance Nutritionists across Elite Player Pathways and professional rugby programmes on the island of Ireland.

Dr Arthur Dunne

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Arthur is an Assistant Lecturer and active researcher in Exercise Physiology in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science at SETU Waterford. He is also a performance nutritionist with Sports Ireland, supporting Rowing Ireland. He holds a PhD in bone health and body composition in Jockeys from SETU Waterford and a Masters in Sports Nutrition from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Arthur is a registered Sports Nutrition Practitioner (SENR) and Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) with extensive professional experience, including work with Leinster Rugby Academy, intercounty GAA, international rowing, and professional jockeys.

Eoghan Hickey

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Eoghan received his BSc in Human Nutrition from University College Dublin and holds an MSc in Sport Nutrition from Liverpool John Moores University. Eoghan is also a fully registered member of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR).

Eoghan worked for a number of years in the UK as a performance nutritionist with Sport Wales Institute in Cardiff, supporting athletes from a range of sports including boxing, judo and Paralympic sports, aiming to prepare for Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games events. In 2022, he attended the Birmingham Commonwealth Games as HQ nutritionist with Team Wales.

Prior to this, he gained experience as academy performance nutritionist and nutrition intern with Sale Sharks Rugby and the RFU. Eoghan joined Leinster Rugby as lead performance nutritionist in August 2022.