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Dr Ann Monaghan

Dr Ann Monaghan currently works as Project Manager at TILDA. Ann oversees multiple projects across various teams, including data, bioengineering, administrative, and health assessment & nursing. Ann is responsible for managing all fieldwork during each core wave of data collection. Ann also manages ancillary TILDA projects, such as the TILDA Healthy Cognitive Ageing Project (TILDA-HCAP) and the recent replenishment of the TILDA cohort, which introduced over 2000 new participants aged 45-64 in 2022 - 2023.

Having joined the TILDA team in 2020, her first post with TILDA was as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Health and Project Manager for the Technology Assisted Solutions for the Recognition of Objective Physiological Indicators of post-COVID-19 Fatigue (TROPIC) study.

Dr Ann Monaghan completed her PhD in Physiotherapy in TCD in 2019. Her overall project was an evaluation of a broad array of parameters related to physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic health in people living with Hepatitis C. Prior to this, Ann obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (TCD) in 2014 and a Post-graduate Certificate in Statistics (TCD) in 2015. Ann is also a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Her research interests include:

  • Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in chronic disease populations and older adults.
  • Exercise rehabilitation and physical activity promotion in the management of chronic disease and age-related disorders.
  • Objective assessment of multi-system dysregulation associated with chronic disease and age-related disorders.