Anna Monaghan, (PhD Researcher)

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September 2018-Present: Ulster University Coleraine, PhD in Public Health

September 2014-July 2018: Queen’s University Belfast, BSc Food Quality, Safety & Nutrition with Professional Studies-1st Class Honours.


Phd Researcher Profile

Thesis Title: The role of iodine and thyroid function in pregnancy and child development: The Seychelles Child Development Study.

Thesis Abstract: Iodine, a nutrient rich in fish, is required for optimum neurodevelopment. This PhD aims to investigate the role of iodine nutrition in child development within the SCDS. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis is planned, evaluating determinants of iodine nutrition during pregnancy and implications on neurodevelopment. In NC2 maternal thyroid hormones and child urinary iodine concentrations will be examined in relation to cognitive outcomes at 20 months and 7 years. Genetic factors that influence iodine nutrition will also be investigated. Overall, findings of this research will support existing knowledge on the important role of iodine during pregnancy on cognitive development.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018

External positions

NI Secretary, Institute of Food Science & Technology

NI Student Representative, Institute of Food Science & Technology

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  • Activities

    Irish Nutrition Society Postgraduate Conference

    Anna Monaghan (Speaker)

    15 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    University Representative

    Anna Monaghan (Participant)

    8 Feb 2020

    Activity: Other

    STEM Ambassador Outreach

    Anna Monaghan (Participant)

    31 Jan 2020

    Activity: Other

    PhD Transfer Viva

    Anna Monaghan (Speaker)

    19 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Nutrition Society, Irish Section, Postgraduate Conference

    Orlagh Feehan (Participant), , Toni Spence (Participant), , Anna Monaghan (Participant), & Michelle Clements (Participant)

    13 Feb 201915 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...