About Us

About us

The aim of the Irish Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders is to raise the awareness of Inherited Metabolic Disorders and related topics in Ireland. The Society, founded in 2015, aims to promote and advance education amongst health care professionals with an interest in Inherited Metabolic Disorders.

Professor Ahmad Ardeshir Monavari – President

Professor Monavari has more than 20 years experience in Inherited Metabolic Disorders in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada. He has been a permanent consultant in The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) for more than 10 years. Currently, he is the Clinical Director of the NCIMD.

Professor Monavari is interested in all areas of Inherited Metabolic Disorders with particular interest in Glutaric Aciduria (GA1), Urea Cycle Defects (UCD) and Newborn Screening.

Professor Ina Knerr – Chairperson

Professor Ina Knerr is a consultant metabolic paediatrician at the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street in Dublin. She is the Chairperson of the Irish Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders. She is also communicating editor for the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (JIMD) and a council member of the international Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM).


Carl Talbot – Honorary Treasurer

Carl Talbot is a Senior Clinical Biochemist working in the Clinical Chemistry and Diagnostic Endocrinology Laboratory in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. He has been the Honorary Treasurer for the Irish Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders (ISIMD) since 2019.



Ms. Louise Perris is the Hon Secretary of the Irish Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders.


ISIMD Committee

Prof. Ahmad Ardeshir Monavari – President
Prof. Ina Knerr – Chairperson
Ms. Louise Perris – Hon Secretary
Mr. Carl Talbot – Hon Treasurer
Ms. Patricia Fitzsimons – SSIEM Corresponding Member

Ms. Catherine McDonnell – Committee Member
Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan – Committee Member
Ms. Jenny McNulty – Committee Member
Ms. Maria O’Regan – Committee Member
Ms. Fiona Boyle – Committee Member