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Dr. Ann Monaghan
Project Manager, Medical Gerontology


Dr Ann Monaghan is the Project Manager for The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), based in Medical Gerontology. This study has been collecting data related to all aspects of health, economic and social circumstances on over 8,000 adults over the age of 50 since its inception in 2008.

Prior to commencing her current role in TILDA, Ann worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Discipline of Medical Gerontology and also in Physiotherapy. Her research activities relate to exercise and physical activity as an ameliorable strategy for liver and metabolic disease, post COVID-19 fatigue, physical deconditioning, frailty, and other age-related disorders.

Ann 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 has been teaching on undergraduate physiotherapy modules shared between Singapore Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin since 2017. She is also involved at an educational development level in the Discipline of Medical Gerontology.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peter Hartley, Ann Monaghan, Orna A. Donoghue, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Exploring bi-directional temporal associations between timed-up-and-go and cognitive domains in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 TARA - Full Text DOI

Xue Feng, Monaghan Ann, Jennings Glenn, Byrne Lisa, Foran Tim, Duggan Eoin, Romero-Ortuno Roman, A Novel Methodology for the Synchronous Collection and Multimodal Visualization of Continuous Neurocardiovascular and Neuromuscular Physiological Data in Adults with Long COVID, Sensors, 22, (5), 2022 Journal Article, 2022 DOI

Ann Monaghan, Glenn Jennings, Feng Xue, Lisa Byrne, Eoin Duggan and Roman Romero-Ortuno, Orthostatic intolerance in adults reporting long COVID symptoms was not associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, Frontiers in Physiology-Autonomic Neuroscience, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 TARA - Full Text DOI

Monaghan Brenda, Monaghan Ann, Mockler David, Ain Qurat Ul, Duggan Sinead, Conlon Kevin C, Gormley John, Physical activity for chronic pancreatitis: A systematic review, HPB, 2022 Journal Article, 2022 URL DOI URL

Kennedy M, O†Gorman P, Monaghan A, Lavin M, O†Mahony B, O†Connell N.M, O†Donnell J.S, Turecek P.L, Gormley J, A systematic review of physical activity in people with haemophilia and its relationship with bleeding phenotype and treatment regimen, Haemophilia, 2021 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Jennings Glenn, Monaghan Ann, Xue Feng, Mockler David, Romero-Ortuno Roman, A Systematic Review of Persistent Symptoms and Residual Abnormal Functioning following Acute COVID-19: Ongoing Symptomatic Phase vs. Post-COVID-19 Syndrome, Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10, (24), 2021, p10.3390/jcm10245913 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

O'Gorman P, Naimimohasses S, Monaghan A, Kennedy M, Finn SP, Moore JB, Gormley J, Norris S, Letter: proving the benefit of exercise intervention in metabolic associated fatty liver disease-authors' reply., Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

O'Gorman, P., Strahan, O., Ferguson, D., Monaghan, A., Kennedy, M., Forde, C., Melo, A., Doherty, D., O'Brien, K., McKiernan, S., Kenny, R., Coen, R.F., Doherty, C., Bergin, C., Gormley, J., Norris, S. , Improvement in cognitive impairment following a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention in individuals with non-cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C., Journal of Viral Hepatitis , 2020 Journal Article, 2020 TARA - Full Text

Sara Naimimohasses, Philip O'Gorman, Ann Monaghan, Megan Kennedy, Dean Holden, Peter Beddy, Niall Conlon, Stephen Finn, Margaret Dunne, John Gormley, Jacintha O'Sullivan, Suzanne Norris, Significant reductions in intrahepatic Mucosal Associated Invariant T cells with increased terminal activation marker expression amongst NAFLD patients following a 12 week aerobic exercise program: a paired liver biopsy study, Journal of Heptology, EASL International Liver Congress, Vienna, 10/04/2019-14/04/201, 70, (1), Elsevier, 2019, ppe801- Poster, 2019 DOI

Philip O'Gorman, Damien Ferguson, Orla Strahan, Ann Monaghan, Megan Kennedy, Colm Bergin, Susan Mckiernan, Robert Coen, Colin Doherty, Cuisle Forde, John Gormley, Suzanne Norris, Improvement in cognitive impairment following 12 weeks of aerobic exercise in individuals with non-cirrhotic, chronic hepatitis C, Journal of Hepatology, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019 DOI

Kennedy M, Monaghan A, Roche S, McGowan M, Patel A, Jones R.C, O'Mahony B, Ryan K, O'Connell N.M, Turecek P.L, Lavin M, O'Donnell J.S, Gormley J, Barriers to physical activity amongst adults with moderate and severe haemophilia in Ireland: The Irish personalised approach to the treatment of haemophilia (iPATH) study, Haemophilia, 25, 2019, p140- Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Philip O'Gorman, Sara Naimimohasses, Ann Monaghan, Megan Kennedy, Stephen Finn, John Gormley, Suzanne Norris, Significant regression in fibrosis in paired liver biopsies following a 12-week aerobic exercise intervention in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Journal of Heptology, EASL International Liver Congress, Vienna, 10/04/2019-14/04/201, 70, (1), Elsevier, 2019, ppe67- Oral Presentation, 2019 DOI

Ann Monaghan, Megan Kennedy, Philip O'gorman, Hynes Barbara, Clodagh Quinn, Sara Naimimohasses, Susan Mckiernan, Suzanne Norris, John Gormley, Increased cardiovascular risk associated with chronic hepatitis C infection still remains at SVR24, Journal of Heptology, EASL International Liver Congress, Vienna, 10/04/2019-14/04/201, 70, (1), Elsevier, 2019, ppe741 - e742 Poster, 2019 DOI

O'Gorman P, Naimimohasses S, Monaghan A, Kennedy M, Ferguson D, Gormley J, Norris S, Significant improvement in markers of frailty following twelve weeks of aerobic exercise in individuals with NAFLD, Hepatology, 70, 2019, p1370A- Journal Article, 2019 URL

Monaghan, A.M., Ford, C., Coghlan M, El-Sherif O, Hynes B, Irish H, McGrath M, Miggin, S.J, Naimimohasses, S, Quinn C, Gormley J, Norris S, An assessment of physical activity levels and cardiorespiratory fitness in individuals living with hepatitis C, Journal of Hepatology , EASL The international Liver Conference, Amsterdam, 19-23 April 2017, 66, (1), Elsevier, 2017, ppS269- Conference Paper, 2017

O'Dwyer T, Monaghan A, Moran J, O'Shea F, Wilson F, Behaviour change intervention increases physical activity, spinal mobility and quality of life in adults with ankylosing spondylitis; a randomised trial, Journal of Physiotherapy, 63, 2017, p30 - 39 Journal Article, 2017

Monaghan AM, Forde C, Norris S, Gormley J, Aerobic exercise and physical activity interventions in the management of hepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C; a systematic review. , Journal of Heptology, EASL The international Liver Conference, Amsterdan, 19-23 April 2017, 1, Elseiver, 2017, ppS269- Poster, 2017 DOI URL

O'Dwyer T, Monaghan A, Moran J, Wilson F, O'Shea F, Increasing physical activity in ankylosing spondylitis (inpact-as): A randomised controlled trial, Ann. Rheum. Dis., 75, 2016, p169 - 170 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI


Awards and Honours

James M Flaherty Research Award 2019


Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Canada International HIV and Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC) 2015

Irish Gerontological Society 2020

Irish Physical Activity Research Collaboration (I-PARC) 2019