Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland Podcast


Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Webinar Series

Season 1, Ep. 5

In the second episode of the Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Webinar Series, Robert Joyce interviews Dr Conor Kerley to learn how to manage diet for people living with MS. In this wide ranging discussion they discuss many types of diet, (Swank, Wahls, OMS, ketogenic), supplements and rules of thumb which will help you make good eating decisions.

Robert Joyce was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in 1992 and now has Secondary Progressive MS. He has a blog and podcast where he shares his experience of living with MS and chronic pain (

Dr Conor Kerley

In 2003 and after 3 major relapses in only 8 months, Conor was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 15. Up to that point Conor was a healthy athlete and student. Inspired by his own circumstances, Conor went on to receive his degree in human nutrition and dietetics from Trinity College in 2010. He commenced nutritional research studies at Connolly Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital and earned his doctorate from the School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at University College Dublin.

His research has been published in international peer-reviewed medical journals and has attracted over €210,000 in research funding to date.

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