Qualified & Experienced Professionals

Rand Al-Najim, Physiotherapist

I am a Physiotherapist with a degree from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, 2015, Netherlands. As part of my education towards becoming a physiotherapist, I received extensive training in different private practices and in the hospital sector. Following graduation, I owned my private physiotherapy practice in the Netherlands and worked there for 4 years. In 2018, I decided to move to Dublin to pursue higher education. In 2020, I obtained a masters by research degree in obesity from the University College Dublin.

Physiotherapy is my passion. I enjoy helping people during their recovery process and supervising them to reach their goals. Moreover, I believe in working together with the client in setting a suitable plan that will help them reach optimal results. I also believe that taking small steps and setting realistic short-term goals will help in achieving physical long-term goals safely. This motivates me to grow within my profession and gives me energy and enthusiasm on daily basis.

As a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, it is my responsibility to continuously develop my knowledge and skills and stay up to date with the latest research so that I can provide my clients with the highest-quality services.

Where possible, I work in accordance with evidence-based guidelines and protocols. Moreover, I personalize every treatment to meet each client’s needs. My approach takes into consideration the health problem as well as the psychological aspects of my patients. Also, where necessary I work with other professionals to provide best care for every client.

Prof Alex Miras, Clinical Professor of Medicine

Prof Alex Miras is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Consultant in Endocrinology at Ulster University and interested in the mechanisms through which lifestyle interventions, pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery and medical devices improve weight, metabolic control and diabetes-related microvascular complications

Dr Werd Al-Najim, Registered Dietitian

I am a dedicated and experienced Registered Dietitian with a specialization in weight management. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from Kingston University and a recently acquired Master’s in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from University College Dublin, my academic journey has been fueled by a passion for understanding eating behavior during weight loss treatments. My PhD from Imperial College London delved into this area, paving the way for four years of extensive postdoctoral training at the University College Dublin Diabetes Complications Research Center.

My professional trajectory has led me to my current role as an EU Research Project Manager for one of Europe’s largest obesity studies. Actively engaged in organizations such as The Nutrition Society, Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN), and The Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland, I am committed to continuous learning and staying at the forefront of advancements in the field. My dedication lies in combining academic rigor with practical expertise to contribute meaningfully to the realm of nutrition and obesity research