O Connell, Dr. Jean

Practice: Suite 21, Blackrock Clinic

Secretary: Lisa
Clinic Times: Tuesday am and Thursday all day.
Telephone: 01 206 4652
Fax: 01 206 4273
Email: office.jean.oconnell@blackrock-clinic.com

Professional Profile

Dr O Connell trained in Trinity College, Dublin and the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals, graduating in 1996. She completed General Professional training in Ireland and Australia before completing specialist training in endocrinology and general medicine.

She has worked in the weight management and bariatric unit in St Columcille’s Hospital since 2001 and is a Senior Investigator in the Obesity and Immunology Research Group in St Vincent’s University Hospital. A HRB clinical fellowship allowed her to complete a PhD thesis focused on the demographic, metabolic and adipose tissue profiles of severely obese patients. She helped establish the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland and chairs the Education sub-group of the RCPI Policy Group on Obesity.

Clinical interests include management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid, obesity and PCOS.

Special Interests

Diabetes, obesity, PCOS, cystic fibrosis related diabetes.

Research Interests

Obesity and metabolic disease.

Current Membership

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Irish Endocrine Society and the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland.