About The ASOI

The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI) is the Irish representative body at the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the World Obesity Federation. ASOI aims to develop an understanding of obesity through the pursuit of excellence in research and education, the facilitation of contact between individuals and organisations, and the promotion of action to prevent and treat obesity across the island of Ireland.

ASOI Committee 2017-2019

Full member bios coming soon

Dr. Jean O'Connell

Chair / Joint Education Lead

Dr. John Mehegan

IT Lead

Ms Louise Tully


Ms Samira Jabakhanji

Committee Member

Ms Natalie Wallace

Committee Member

Dr. Cathy Breen

Joint Secretary

Dr. Grace O’Malley

ICO/ECO 2020

Dr. Mary A. T. Flynn

Committee Member

Ms Marita Hennessy

Communications Lead

Ms Susie Birney

Irish Patient rep. for EASO and ASOI

Ms Karen Gaynor

Membership Secretary

Dr. Fiona Lavelle

AGM Lead

Dr. Johann Issartel

Committee Member

Ms Laura Magarahan

Committee Member

Ms Niamh Arthurs

Joint Education Lead