The Team

Who We Are

The Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine is a multidisciplinary functional medicine clinic that provides a holistic approach to healthcare by bringing together a team of expert qualified practitioners who practice a scientific and evidence-based approach to treating chronic diseases and conditions. We are motivated to offer the very best patient care that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of an individual’s health challenges.

Practitioner Team

Rob Staunton

Functional Medicine Practitoner

As the Founder and lead clinician at the Dublin Centre for Functional Medicine, I believe in the evidence based medicine approach that not only looks at symptoms but looks at what has contributed to the current imbalance in health.

My approach to working with my patients is using the Functional Medicine model with nutrition at its core with any protocol. I really believe in nutritional medicine and have seen it transforms lives many times over.. 

I have been working in this field for 25 years as a patient and practitioner and believe that the Functional medicine model is the future of healthcare for lifestyle disease and its associated conditions. 

Like many practitioners, I got into the profession through my own plight overcoming chronic Candida, Parasitic and SIBO infections (at different times). I have walked the walk so to speak and know exactly what it’s like to be extremely sick and only trying to get healthier, as quickly as possible, and I can empathise with patients who come into the clinic having tried multiple other routes and conventional doctors but with little success.

I am passionate about helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness by personalising every single patient’s approach. This could involve looking into genetics, lifestyle, toxins, infections and stress. By examining these areas, you are able to uncover where the imbalance is and use the correct modality to bring the body back into balance. This is the opposite way of the conventional approach which merely looks to treat the symptom. The problem with the conventional route is that symptoms will reappear somewhere else in the body and cause further issues.  

I treat a whole list of conditions related to all different body systems with a focus on the gut and digestive disorders including (SIBO, IBD IBS and Candida. I believe that a lot of roads lead back to the microbiome and having good terrain is essential for optimal health. Liver and gallbladder health is a specific area of interest as it’s the gateway to the rest of the body and an area that doesn’t get the focus it requires.

I believe that a well-balanced life is essential, and am passionate about activities such as squash, cooking and football. I have won Irish and British National Squash Titles, and am currently European Squash champion at my agen group 

Sharon Strahan

Functioanl Medicine Practitoner

I have degrees in Dietetics (USA – hons.) and Nutritional Medicine (UK), qualifying as a nutritional therapist in 2010.  Additionally, I am one of a small number of nutritional therapists in the UK who have completed the Institute for Functional Medicine exams to become a Certified Practitioner in Functional Medicine (IFMCP).


I specialise in health for mid-lifers who are finding that their physical health isn’t quite what it was once and I have special interests in using Functional and Nutrigenomic Testing in order to determine the best nutrition for you.  Test don’t guess!

When I’m not helping my clients, I also mentor other nutritional therapists with their more complex cases and in unpicking test results.

My family background is one of high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, stroke and mental illness.  Knowing this motivates me to work on my own health as well.  So I understand what it takes.

I know that what you eat or don’t eat affects every aspect of how your body works –hormones, joints, digestion, skin, mood… the list is endless! And I passionately believe that you can have more control of this instead of just giving up and giving in.


Let me help you take back control of your health again and stop the downhill slide. Getting older is inevitable but getting sicker, heavier, and less energetic isn’t.



I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath specializing in women’s.

Drawing from my personal journey of overcoming hormonal imbalances I possess a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities that women face when it comes to hormonal health, making my approach relatable and empathetic.

My approach is rooted in the principles of Functional Medicine and scientifically
backed nutritional advice. Unlike fleeting diet trends and quick-fix solutions, I provide
a personalized approach that focuses on addressing the root causes of health issues
rather than merely alleviating symptoms. By delving into the underlying imbalances, I
help women achieve sustainable and long-lasting results.

To comprehensively assess hormone imbalances at every stage of reproduction,
from pre-menopause to post-menopause, I employ advanced tools such as DUTCH Complete and DUTCH Cycle mapping. For those seeking a deeper understanding and a more personalized approach, I offer an in-depth exploration of hormonal health
through the combination of the DUTCH test, gut microbiome analysis, and
Nutrigenomics. This comprehensive approach targets the underlying causes of hormonal imbalances at their root, providing effective and tailored solutions.

My expertise is backed by extensive studies in female hormone science and
advanced certifications, including intensive Dutch hormone training with expert Dr. Carrie Jones. I have also been mentored by a DUTCH test laboratory consultant,
further deepening my understanding and knowledge of this diagnostic tool.

In addition to working directly with clients, I collaborate with fellow practitioners,
providing guidance in interpreting DUTCH test results for their patients.
If you are struggling with symptoms of hormonal imbalance PMS, acne, weight gain, PCOS or navigating perimenopause and menopause, I am here to provide effective solutions and
guide you towards regaining your overall wellbeing.