O Connell, Dr. Jean

Practice: Suite 21, Blackrock Clinic

Secretary: Lisa
Clinic Times: Thursday morning and afternoon
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 a sub-specialist interest in bariatric medicine and has been a member of St Columcille’s Hospital multi-disciplinary Weight Management Service since 2001. She is a member of the National Obesity Programme Clinical Advisory Group and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Obesity in Ireland (ASOI).

In 2009 she completed a PhD thesis focused on metabolic profile and adipose tissue morphology and function in patients with obesity undergoing bariatric surgery. Jean has a particular interest in education of health professionals on the genetic, biological and environmental drivers of obesity, with a view to reducing weight bias and stigma, and improving the lives of people living with obesity.

Special Interests

Obesity, Diabetes, PCOS

Research Interests

Obesity and metabolic disease.

Current Membership