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Celine Murrin

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Public Hlth, Phys & Sports Sci
Woodview House
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163450
Email: celine.murrin@ucd.ie

Biography

My primary degree is in Biochemistry which I obtained from UCD in 1996 followed by a Masters in Human Nutrition from the University if Ulster at Coleraine (1998). From there I took up a position as Food and Nutrition Researcher with the Consumers' Association of Ireland for over 2 years. I then worked in industry as an area manager for Nutricia Clinical Care for a further 2 years during which time I completed a postgraduate diploma in Health Promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway (2003). In September 2003 I joined the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre in the School of Public Health and Population Science as the principal researcher which primarily involved analysis of diet and health data from the SLAN, HBSC and Lifeways datasets. In 2010 I completed a PhD in Public Health Nutrition examining maternal factors during pregnancy which contribute to early life risk of childhood obesity. My research interest continues to focus on childhood obesity and the role of the family, early life nutrition and child development, food behaviour during pregnancy, the food environment during childhood, and health promotion of early life nutrition. Following a two year teaching fellowship in UCD I was appointed as Lecturer in 2012.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: The Nutrition Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for Social Medicine, Function/Role: Member
       

Committees

Committee : Nutrition Council, Irish Heart Foundation
Committee : Association for the Study of Obesity on the island of Ireland
 

Education

Year 2011 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Public Health Nutrition
Year 2003 Institution: NUI Galway
Qualification: GDip Subject: Health Promotion
Year 1998 Institution: University of Ulster
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 1996 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

McKey S, Heinen M;Mehegan J;Somerville R;Khalil H;Segurado R;Murrin C;Kelleher CC; (2017) 'Predictors of adults' body mass index and the association with index child's infant birth weight, in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study of a thousand families in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, :1-9. [DOI] [Details]
Khalil, H; Murrin, C; O'Reilly, M; Viljoen, K; Segurado, R; O'Brien, J; Somerville, R; McGillicuddy, F; Kelleher, CC (2017) 'Total HDL cholesterol efflux capacity in healthy children - Associations with adiposity and dietary intakes of mother and child'. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 27 (1):70-77. [DOI] [Details]
Shan, LC, Regan, Á., Monahan, F.J., Li, C., Lalor, F. Murrin, C., Wall, P.G., McConnon, Á. (2017) 'Consumer preferences towards healthier reformulation of a range of processed meat products: A qualitative exploratory study'. British Food Journal, 119 (9):2013-2026. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Shan, LC; Henchion, M; De Brún, A; Murrin, C; Wall, PG; Monahan,FJ (2017) 'Factors that predict consumer acceptance of enriched processed meats'. Meat Science, . [Details]
Shan, LC; De Brun, A; Monahan, FJ; Murrin, C; Li, C; Wall, P; Henchion, M (2017) 'Consumer evaluations of processed meat products reformulated to be healthier: a conjoint analysis study'. Meat Science, . Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Bel-Serrat, S; Huybrechts, I; Thumann, BF; Hebestreit, A; Abuja, PM; de Henauw, S; Dubuisson, C; Heuer, T; Murrin, C; Lazzeri, G; van Rossum, C; Andersen, LF; Szeklicki, R; Vioque, J; Berry, R; van der Ploeg, HP; Ahrens, W; Slimani, N. (2017) 'Inventory of surveillance systems assessing dietary, physical activity & sedentary behaviours in Europe: a DEDIPAC study'. European Journal of Public Health, . [Details]
Tatlow-Golden, M., Murrin, C., Bergin, R., Kerr, M. O¿Brien, S. & Livingstone, B (2016) 'Creating good feelings about unhealthy food: children¿s televised ¿advertised diet¿ on the island of Ireland, in a climate of regulation'. Irish Journal of Psychology, . [Details]
Shan, L.C., Regan, A., Monahan, F.J., Li, C., Murrin, C., Lalor, F., Wall, P., McConnon, A. (2016) 'Consumer views on healthier processed meat'. British Food Journal, 118 (7):1712-1730. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly P, Heinen MM, Viljoen K, O'Brien J, Sommerville R, Murrin CM, Kelleher CC (2016) 'A Prospective Analysis of the Relationship Between Chronic Diseases and Adiposity in older adults: Findings from the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohorts Study of a Thousand Families 2001-2014'. Irish Medical Journal, . [Details]
Shiely, F, Ng HY, Berkery E, Murrin C, Kelleher C, Hayes K (2016) 'The association between weight perception and BMI: Report and measurement data from the Growing Up in Ireland cohort study of 9 year olds'. International Journal of Obesity, . [Details]
Aakash Shrivastava, Celine Murrin, Cecily C Kelleher (2014) 'Preschoolers¿ parent-rated health disparities are strongly associated with measures of adiposity in the Lifeways cohort study children'. Bmj Open, 4 (7):e005328. [Details]
Kelly, G. E. , Murrin, C., Viljoen, K. , O'Brien, J. and Kelleher, C. (2014) 'Body mass index is associated with the maternal lines but height is heritable across family lines in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study'. Bmj Open, 4 (12). [DOI] [Details]
Kelleher CC, Viljoen K, Khalil H, Somerville R, O'Brien J, Shrivastava A, Murrin C (2013) 'Longitudinal follow-up of the relationship between dietary intake and growth and development in the Lifeways cross-generation cohort study 2001-2013'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, . [Details]
Murrin C, Shrivastava A, Kelleher CC (2013) 'Lifeways Cross-generation Cohort Study Steering Group. Maternal macronutrient intake during pregnancy and 5 years postpartum and associations with child weight status aged five'. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, . [Details]
Murrin, CM; Kelly, GE; Tremblay, RE; Kelleher, CC (2012) 'Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study'. BMC Public Health, 12 (81):1-11. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Shrivastava, A,Murrin, C,O'Brien, J,Viljoen, K,Heavey, P,Grant, T,Kelleher, CC (2012) 'Grandparental morbidity and mortality patterns are associated with infant birth weight in the Lifeways cross-generation cohort study 2001-2010'. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 3 :458-468. [DOI] [Details]
Niedhammer, I,Murrin, C,O'Mahony, D,Daly, S,Morrison, JJ,Kelleher, CC (2012) 'Explanations for social inequalities in preterm delivery in the prospective Lifeways cohort in the Republic of Ireland'. European Journal of Public Health, 22 :533-538. [DOI] [Details]
Shrivastava A, Murrin C, Sweeney MR, Heavey P, Kelleher CC. (2012) 'Familial intergenerational and maternal aggregation patterns in nutrient intakes in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study'. Public Health Nutrition, 13 :1-11. [Details]
Murrin, C.M., Kelly, G.E. , Tremblay R.E, Kelleher, C.C. (2012) 'Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study'. BMC Public Health, 12 (81):1-11. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Shrivastava A, Murrin C, Sweeney MR, Heavey P, Kelleher CC (2012) 'Familial intergenerational and maternal aggregation patterns in nutrient intakes in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study'. Public Health Nutrition, . [Details]
Murrin, C.M., Kelly, G.E., Tremblay, R.E. & Kelleher, C.C. (2012) 'Body mass index and height over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generational cohort study'. BMC Public Health, 12 (81). [Details]
Jessop LJ, Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Lotya J, Clarke AT, O'Mahony D, Fallon UB, Johnson H, Bury G, Murphy AW and the Lifeways Cross Generation Cohort Study Steering Group; (2011) 'Accuracy of parent-held records for immunisations compared to parental recall and health service records. Results from the Lifeways prospective cohort study'. Irish Medical Journal, . [Details]
Murrin, C., Kelly, G.E., Tremblay, R.E., Kelleher, C.C. & The Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study Steering Group. (2011) 'Overweight and obesity transmission over three generations: evidence from the Lifeways cross-generation cohort study'. BMC Public Health, . [Details]
Niedhammer I, Murrin C, O'Mahony D, Daly S, Morrison J, Kelleher CC and Lifeways cross-generation cohort study steering group; (2011) 'Explanations for social inequalities in pregnancy outcomes in the Lifeways cohort'. European Journal of Public Health, . [Details]
Jessop LJ, Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Lotya J, Clarke AT, O¿Mahony D, Fallon UB, Johnson H, Bury G, Murphy AW and the Lifeways Cross Generation Cohort Study Steering Group. (2010) 'Determinants of partial or no primary vaccinations'. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95 (8):603-605. [Details]
Jessop, LJ,Murrin, C,Lotya, J,Clarke, AT,O'Mahony, D,Fallon, UB,Johnson, H,Bury, G,Kelleher, CC,Murphy, AW,Lifeways Cohort Study Steering Grp; (2010) 'Socio-demographic and health-related predictors of uptake of first MMR immunisation in the Lifeways Cohort Study'. Vaccine, 28 :6338-6343. [DOI] [Details]
Jessop, LJ,Kelleher, CC,Murrin, C,Lotya, J,Clarke, AT,O'Mahony, D,Fallon, UB,Johnson, H,Bury, G,Murphy, AW,Lifeways Cohort Study Steering Grp; (2010) 'Determinants of partial or no primary immunisations'. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95 :603-605. [DOI] [Details]
Jessop LJ, Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Lotya J, Clarke AT, O'Mahony D, Fallon UB, Johnson H, Bury G, Murphy AW; (2010) 'Determinants of partial or no primary immunisations'. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95 (8):603-605. [DOI] [Details]
Jessop LJ, Murrin C, Lotya J, Clarke AT, O'Mahony D, Fallon UB, Johnson H, Bury G, Kelleher CC, Murphy AW; (2010) 'Socio-demographic and health-related predictors of uptake of first MMR immunisation in the Lifeways Cohort Study'. Vaccine, 28 (38):6338-6343. [DOI] [Details]
Jessop LJ, Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Lotya J, Clarke AT, O'Mahony D, Fallon UB, Johnson H, Bury G, Murphy AW and the Lifeways Cross Generation Cohort Study Steering Group. Vaccine 2010; 28(38): 6338-6343 (2010) 'Socio-demographic and health-related predictors of uptake of first MMR immunisation in the Lifeways cohort study'. Vaccine, 28 (38):6338-6343. [Details]
Murrin C, Niedhammer I, Lotya J, Kelleher C; (2009) 'The Relative Influence of Vitamin C and Other Nutrients on Low Birth Weight in the Lifeways Cohort Study'. Circulation, 119 (10):E357-E357. [Details]
Kelleher CC, Lotya J, O'Hara MC, Murrin C; (2008) 'Public health nutrition.  Nutrition and social disadvantage in Ireland'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 (4). [Details]
Kelleher, CC., Murrin, C., Lotya, J. and O' Hara MC; (2008) 'Nutrition and Social Disadvantage in Ireland'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 :363-373. [Details]
Kelleher, CC., Murrin, C., Lotya, L. and O' Hara MC.,; (2008) 'Nutrition and Social Disadvantage in Ireland'. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67 :363-370. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Fry R, Ryan J, Salter N, Murrin C, Kelleher CC; (2007) 'Adolescents Attending an Adult Emergency Department: Their utilisation Characteristics and Self-Reported Opinions of Care provided'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (7):525-529. [Details]
Kelleher CC, Murrin C, McNicholas F, Keogh L, Shiely F, Corrigan H, Gabhainn SN, ; (2007) 'Correlates of increased risk of eating disorders in Irish school children'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (8):1-2. [Details]
Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Fallon UB, Hannon F, Nolan G, O'Mahony D, Crowley D, Bury G, Daly S, Morrison JJ, Murphy AW, ; (2007) 'Dietary habits of pregnant women in Ireland'. Irish medical journal, 8 (NA):1-5. [Details]
Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Segonds-Pichon A, Fallon UB, Hannon F, Bury G, Loftus BG, Murphy AW, Morrison JJ, Daly S, ; (2007) 'Self-reported pre-pregnancy maternal body mass index and infant birth-weight'. Irish Medical Journal, 8 (NA):1-3. [Details]
Fry R, Ryan J, Salter N, Murrin C, Kelleher CC.; (2007) 'Adolescents attending an adult emergency department: their utilisation characteristics and self-reported opinions of care provided'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (7):525-528. [Details]
Murrin C, Fallon UB, Hannon F, Nolan G, O'Mahony D, Crowley D, Bury G, Daly S, Morrison J, Murphy AW, Kelleher CC; (2007) 'Dietary Habits of pregnant women in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (7):12-15. [Details]
Murrin C, Segonds-Pichon A, Fallon UB, Hannon F, Bury G, Loftus BG, Murphy AW, Morrison J, Daly S, Kelleher CC; (2007) 'Self-Reported pre-pregnancy maternal body mass index and infant birthweight'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (7):20-22. [Details]
Murrin C, Mc Nicholas F, Keogh L, Shiely F, Corrigan H, Nic Gabhainn S, Kelleher CC ; (2007) 'Correlates of increased risk of eating disorders in Irish school children'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (7):37-39. [Details]

Other Journals

Bel-Serrat, S; Heinen, M; Murrin, C; Wall, P; Kelleher, C (2017) 'Keeping a finger on the pulse of nutrition' Professional nutrition & dietetic review 2 (2) :20-21. [Details]
Murrin, C.M., Heinen, M.M. & Kelleher, C.C. Are dietary patterns of mothers during pregnancy related to children's weight status? (2015) 'Are dietary patterns of mothers during pregnancy related to children's weight status? Evidence from the Lifeways Cross-Generational Cohort Study' AIMS Public Health . [Details]

Conference Publications

Shan, L. C., Regan, A., Lalor, F., Henchion, M., Li, C., Murrin, C., McConnon, A., Wall, P. G., Monahan, F.J. (2016) Consumers¿ views on ¿healthier¿ processed meats: insights from qualitative and quantitative studies 18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology Dublin, Ireland, , 21-AUG-16 - 25-AUG-16 [Details]
Shan, L.C., Regan, A., Lalor, F., Henchion, M., Murrin, C., Li, C., Wall, P., McConnon, A., Monahan, F.J. (2016) Consumer reaction to healthier reformulations of processed meat 7th European Conference on Sensory and Consumer Research Dijon, France, , 11-SEP-16 - 14-SEP-16 [Details]
Heinen, M, Dennehy, N, Heery, E, Murrin,C, Kelleher, C C (2016) Comparison of potential energy underreporting among pregnant women living in Ireland in two cohorts initiated a decade apart: the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study (2001-2003) and the Lifestyle in Pregnancy study (LIP; 2011) The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [Details]
Karien Viljoen, C Murrin, R Segurado, J O'Brien, CC Kelleher (2013) Determinants and patterns of primary healthcare utilisation in children: Findings from the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study in the Republic of Ireland 2002-2013 European Public Health Association [Details]
C Murrin, A Shrivastava, C Kelleher (2013) The dietary patterns of mothers during pregnancy, their child at age five years and child weight status International Congress of Nutrition [Details]
MM Heinen, N Eldin, U Odywer, C Hayes, P Heavey, A Lynam, LM Mulhern, JK O'Brien, MC O'Brien, H Scully, CM Murrin, CC Kelleher (2013) Prevalence of overweight children aged 7 years: Results of the World Health Organisation Childhood Growth Surveillance Initiative in the Republic of Ireland Nutrition Society, Irish Section [Details]
Murrin C, O¿Mahony D, Kelleher CC and the Lifeways Cohort Study Steering Group; (2009) Overweight and obesity in five year old Irish children of the Lifeways cohort study All-Ireland Social Medicine Meeting [Details]
Murrin C, Niedhammer I, Lotya J, O¿Hara MC, Morrison JJ, Daly S, Kelleher CC; (2009) The relative influence of vitamin C and other nutrients on low birth weight in the Lifeways Cohort Study Joint Conference-Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and 49th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Florida, [Details]
Murrin C, O¿Mahony, D and Kelleher, CC for the Lifeways Cohort Study Steering Group; (2009) Perinatal and current maternal socio-demographic, health and lifestyle factors influencing children¿s body mass index and waist circumference at seven year follow-up Proceedings of Nutrition Society Belfast, [Details]
C. Kelleher, G.E. Kelly, C. Murrin, D. O'Mahony for the Lifeways Cohort Study Steering group; (2009) Cross-generational and Familial influences on Body Mass Index in the Lifeways Cohort Study Members European Society of Cardiology conference Barcelona, [Details]
Murrin C, Kelly G, O¿Mahony D, Kelleher C and the Lifeways Cohort Study Group; (2009) Relationship of body mass index and height in three generations of the Lifeways Cohort International Congress of Nutrition Bangkok, [Details]
Jessop L, Kelleher CC, Murrin C, Lotya J, O¿Mahony D, Clarke AT, Fallon UB, Johnson H, Bury G, Murphy A on behalf of the Lifeways Cohort Study Steering Group. (2009) Socio-demographic predictors of uptake of MMR immunisation in the Lifeways cohort study Society for Social Medicine 53rd AGM [Details]
Murrin C, Niedhammer I, Lotya J, Kelleher CC; (2009) The Relative influence of Vitamin C and Other Nutrients on Low Birth Weight in the Lifeways Cohort Study Joint Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Palm Harbour, Florida [Details]
Kelleher CC, Lotya J, O'Hara MC, Murrin C; (2008) Nutrition and social disadvantage in Ireland Symposium on the Challenge of Trnaslating Nutrition Research into Public Health Nutrition, UCD, Dublin [Details]
Kelleher, CC,Lotya, J,O'Hara, MC,Murrin, C (2008) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY Nutrition and social disadvantage in Ireland , pp.363-370 [DOI] [Details]
Murrin CM, Shiely F, Corradino DL, Kelleher CC ; (2005) Social Capital Indicators as Predictors of Hypertension in an Irish Adult Sample Joint Meeting of Belgian and Irish Hypertension Societies [Details]
Murrin CM.; (2004) Obesity and physical activity , pp.23-26 [Details]
Reid V, Magoche N, Fitzpatrick P, Murrin C, Kelleher C; (2004) Fruit intake of hospital staff ' how does it compare with national data? Nutrition Society Summer Meeting June 2004 [Details]
Murrin CM, Shiely F, Friel S, Nolan G, Kelleher CC.; (2004) The influence of lifestyle factors on obesity in an Irish adult sample Proceed Nutrition Society [Details]
Kelleher CC, Murrin CM, Friel S, Nolan G.; (2004) Trends in nutrient intake in the Irish population between 1998 and 2002 Proceeding of Nutrition Society [Details]
Nolan G, Murrin CM, Shiely F, Corrigan H, Nic Gabhainn S, Friel S, Kelleher CC.; (2004) Consumption patterns of junk foods in young Irish people in relation to body mass index Proceeding of Nutrition Society [Details]

Published Reports

Heinen MM, Murrin C, Daly L, O¿Brien J, Heavey P, O¿Brien M, Scully H, Mulhern LM, Lynam A, Eldin N, Kelleher CC (2016) The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Descriptives of childhood obesity risk factors. Health Service Executive, Dublin. Available Online [Details]
Heinen, MM; Murrin, C; Daly, L; O¿Brien, J; Heavey, P; O¿Brien, M; Scully, H; Mulhern, LM; Lynam, A; Eldin, N; Kelleher, CC (2015) The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Descriptives of childhood obesity risk factors. HSE, Ireland. [Details]
Mirjam Heinen, Celine Murrin, Leslie Daly, John O¿Brien, Patricia Heavey, Jean Kilroe, Michelle O¿Brien, Helena Scully, Lisa-Marie Mulhern, Adrienne Lynam, Catherine Hayes, Ursula O¿Dwyer, Nazih Eldin, and Cecily Kelleher (2014) The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) in the Republic of Ireland: Findings from 2008, 2010 and 2012. Health Service Executive, Dublin. [Details]
National Taskforce on Obesity; (2005) The Report of the National Taskforce on Obesity. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
Kelleher CC, Nolan G, Friel S, Murrin CM, Magoche N, Walsh O.; (2003) Dietary habits of the Irish population: Results from SLÁN. Department of Health and Children, Dublin. [Details]
                             

Reports

Murrin, CM; (2005) The Report of the National Taskforce on Obesity. Reports [Details]
Kelleher CC, Nolan G, Friel S, Murrin CM, Magoche N, Walsh O.; (2003) Dietary habits of the Irish population:. Reports [Details]
Kelleher C., Nolan G., Murrin C., Friel S., Walsh O., Magoche N. ; (2003) Dietary habits of the Irish population: results from SLAN. Reports [Details]
Kelleher C., Nolan G., Murrin C., Friel S., Walsh O., Magoche N.; (2003) Dietary habits of the Irish population: results from SLAN. Reports [Details]
       

Abstract

Heavey, P,Murrin, C,O'Dywer, U,Hayes, C,Eldin, N,Kelleher, C (2012) Waist circumference combined with BMI; a better predictor of childhood obesity? ROI data for 6609 children from the WHO surveillance initiative. Abstract [Details]
Shrivastava, A,Murrin, C,Kelleher, C (2011) FAMILIAL AGGREGATION IN NUTRIENT INTAKE PATTERNS: COMPARING INTERGENERATIONAL AND PRENATAL-POSTNATAL EFFECTS IN LIFEWAYS CROSS GENERATION COHORT STUDY. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Shrivastava, A,Murrin, C,Kelleher, C (2011) FAMILIAL PREDICTORS OF VARIABILITY IN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN'S HEALTH: THE LIFEWAYS CROSS GENERATION COHORT STUDY. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Niedhammer, I,Murrin, C,O'Mahony, D,Daly, S,Morrison, J,Kelleher, C (2011) EXPLANATIONS FOR SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN PRETERM DELIVERY IN THE LIFEWAYS COHORT. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Shrivastava, A,Murrin, C,Kelleher, C (2011) 10-YEAR MORTALITY FOLLOW-UP OF MATERNAL AND PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS SHOWS DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF ASSOCIATION WITH THEIR GRANDCHILDREN'S BIRTH WEIGHTS: THE LIFEWAYS CROSS GENERATION COHORT STUDY. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Shrivastava, A,Murrin, C,Kelleher, CC (2011) PROSPECTIVE SEX-SPECIFIC TRANS-GENERATIONAL ASSOCIATION BETWEEN CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS OF MATERNAL AND PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN'S BIRTH WEIGHTS IN THE LIFEWAYS CROSS GENERATION COHORT STUDY. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Niedhammer, I,Murrin, C,O'Mahony, D,Daly, S,Morrison, JJ,Kelleher, CC (2010) Explanations for social inequalities in pregnancy outcomes in the lifeways study. Abstract [Details]
                           

Monographs:- Non Peer Reviewed

Vega, A; O'Shea, S; Murrin, C; Staines, A. (2010) Towards the development of a resource allocation model for primary, continuing and community care in the health services - Volume 1. Dublin: Monographs:- Non Peer Reviewed Available Online [Details]
                     

Published abstracts

Bel-Serrat, S; Heinen, M; Mehegan, J; Murrin, C; Kelleher, C (2017) Impact of season on measured body mass index: artefact of age or effect of the environment? - The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative in the Republic of Ireland. Published abstracts [DOI] [Details]
Bel-Serrat S, Heinen M, Mehegan J, Murrin C, Kelleher C (2017) Impact of season on measured body mass index: artefact of age or effect of the environment? - The Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative in the Republic of Ireland - 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2015. Published abstracts [Details]
Somerville R, Khalil H, Seguradao R, Mehegan J, Heinen M, Murrin C, Kelleher C (2016) P43: The healthy worker effect? Socio-economic and health status determinants of changing self-rated health in older people in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Study of a thousand families. Published abstracts [DOI] [Details]
Khalil H, Seguradao R, Mehegan J, Somerville R, Heinen M, Murrin C, Kelleher C (2016) P58: Trajectories of body mass index by age 9 in the Lifeways Cross Generation Cohort Study children in the Republic of Ireland. Published abstracts [DOI] [Details]
McKey S, Heinen M, Segurado R, Mehegan J, Murrin C, Kelleher C (2015) Infant birthweight and risk factors for adult cardiovascular disease including body mass index, in the Lifeways cross-generation cohort study of a thousand families. Published abstracts [Details]
Heinen, M; O'Reilly, P; McKey, S; Somerville, R; Viljoen, K; Segurado, R; Murrin, C; Kelleher, C (2015) Body Mass Index, its determinants and association with adult chronic disease at 10-year follow-up in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study. Published abstracts [Details]
                                     

Research

Research Interests

My field of interest is public health nutrition with a specific research interest in childhood obesity and the role of the family, cross-generational influence of factors on child health, early life nutrition and child development, food behaviour during pregnancy, the food environment during childhood, and health promotion of early life nutrition.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Cancer Society (ICS)
Title : Dietary assessment for epidemiology and surveillance: expansion and adaption of standardized methodologies to Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 28-AUG-17 / 27-AUG-18
Sponsor : Health Services Executive (HSE)
Title : National Nutrition Surveillance Centre - Annual Core Funding 2017
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-17 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : School funded research account - Healthy UCD
Start Date / End Date : 27-FEB-17 / 27-JUN-19
Sponsor : Food Safety Promotion Board (SAFEFOOD)
Title : Why are adults giving food treats to children?
Start Date / End Date : 13-FEB-17 / 12-FEB-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : Food Safety Promotion Board (SAFEFOOD)
Title : Investigation into the balance of healthy versus less-healthy promotions among Republic of Ireland food retailers
Start Date / End Date : 22-JAN-16 / 22-JUL-17
Sponsor : Bord Bia
Title : Evaluation of the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Intervention
Start Date / End Date : 22-MAR-16 / 21-MAR-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Scoping the potential of the Guinness health and welfare archives to examine lifecourse and occupational exposures to risk factors for chronic disease.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 31-MAR-17
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : DEDIPAC
Start Date / End Date : 19-DEC-13 / 18-DEC-16
Sponsor : Food Safety Promotion Board (SAFEFOOD)
Title : Food marketing and the preschool child
Start Date / End Date : 04-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : The use of new media to market food and health to children
Start Date / End Date : 05-JUL-10 / 27-AUG-10

Recent Postgraduates

I have supervised three PhD students to completion: one as Principal Supervisor and two as co-supervisor.
Principal Supervisor:
Hala Khalil (2017) Maternal factors influencing growth trajectories and metabolic profile in childhood in the Lifeways Cross-Generation Cohort Study. 

Co-supervisor:
Liran Shan (2017) Consumer attitudes towards and acceptance of healthier reformulated processed meat.
            

James Fullam (2013) Conceptualisation, measurement, and exploration of health literacy in Ireland. 
 
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Claire McCafferty, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Liran Shan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   PHPS40050     Public Health & Population Sci: Nutritional Epidemiology
201700   PHPS40670     Public Health & Population Sci: Nutrition & Communication
201700   PHPS40690     Public Health & Population Sci: Public Health Nutrition - FS
201700   PHPS40680     Public Health & Population Sci: Nutrition & Communication - FS
201700   PHPS40720     Public Health & Population Sci: Public Health Nutrition O/L
201700   PHPS40740     Public Health & Population Sci: Public Health Nutrition
201700   PHPS40710     Public Health & Population Sci: Promoting Consumer Nutrition