Dr. Ann Monaghan
Research Fellow, Medical Gerontology
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.
Currently, Ann is working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Discipline of Medical Gerontology. Her research activities relate to post COVID-19 fatigue, physical deconditioning, frailty and age-related disorders.
Ann is involved in teaching on undergraduate physiotherapy modules shared between Singapore Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. She is also involved at an educational development level in the Discipline of Medical Gerontology.
Her research interests include:
-Objective measurement tools for 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.
Publications and Further Research Outputs
Kennedy M, Oâ Gorman P, Monaghan A, Lavin M, Oâ Mahony B, Oâ Connell N.M, Oâ 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
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
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
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
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-
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-
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-
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-
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
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-
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-
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
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