Marion O'Connor
Lead Specialist Dietitian, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Trust

About Me

Marion O'Connor is currently working as the Lead Specialist Dietitian in Intestinal Transplant at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.  She has an honours degree in Physiology and an MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.   For over 10 years, she has worked with patients with acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders e.g Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, dysmotility, short bowel syndrome, IBS  etc. Her extensive knowledge and experience within intestinal failure and intravenous nutrition support (TPN) have led her into the highly specialist area of intestinal transplantation. Oxford is one of two intestinal transplant centres in the UK.  She lectures on various aspects of nutrition support at  local, National and International level. She was recently invited to speak at Doctor 2.0 conferance in Paris. She has a keen interest in the role of microbiota in gut health and disease. She believes that their role in the gut is grossly misunderstood and further research in this area is necessary. She works closely with patients to ensure they have sufficient information and involvement in their care, to empower them to cope better with their condition.  Marion is currently involved in the planning and development of a patient centred device and mobile app  which will help improve the delivery of information between the patient and the health care professional.

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