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Dr Margaret Charnley

Dr Margaret Charnley

Telephone: 0151 231 5478

Biography

I am a nutritionist with a keen interest in the effects of nutrition on human health, particularly with regards to obesity, pregnancy and the trans-generational impact of intra-uterine programming on foetal development. Many of the non-communicable diseases, such as CVD, T2DM and dietary related cancers have seen an increase in prevalence over the last 30 years. These have been linked to a disparity between the intra-uterine nutritional environment and the obesogenic environment into which offspring are born. Improving the nutritional status of pregnant women and particularly pregnant women with obesity could help to reduce the risk of obesity and obesity related diseases in the population.

Degrees

2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2009, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)

Publications

Journal Articles

Longworth H, McCallin K, Narayanan RP, Turner MA, Quenby S, Rycroft D, Charnley M, Abayomi J, Topping J, Weeks AD, Wilding JPH. 2017. Screening methods for obstructive sleep apnoea in severely obese pregnant women. Clin Obes, 7 :239-244 >DOI >Link

Mccann MT, Newson L, Burden C, Rooney JS, Charnley MS, Abayomi JC. 2017. A qualitative study exploring midwives' perceptions and knowledge of maternal obesity: Reflecting on their experiences of providing healthy eating and weight management advice to pregnant women Maternal and Child Nutrition, >DOI

Charnley M, Abayomi J. 2016. Micronutrients and the use of vitamin and mineral supplements during pregnancy and lactation British Journal of Midwifery, 24 :405-414 >DOI

Narayanan RP, Weeks AD, Quenby S, Rycroft D, Hart A, Longworth H, Charnley M, Abayomi J, Topping J, Turner MA, Wilding JPH. 2016. Fit for Birth - the effect of weight changes in obese pregnant women on maternal and neonatal outcomes: a pilot prospective cohort study Clinical obesity, 6 :79-88 >DOI

Abayomi JC, Charnley MS, Weeks A, Wilding JPH. 2015. An observation of gestational weight gain in obese pregnancies PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 74 :E255-E255 >DOI >Link

Charnley MS, Weeks A, Abayomi JC. 2015. Does the diet quality of obese women deteriorate during pregnancy? PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 74 :E257-E257 >DOI >Link

Abayomi JC, Charnley M, Weeks A. 2012. Iron consumption of obese pregnant women may reflect overall poor quality diet. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics 25(6):601-602, 6 :601-602

Abayomi J, Charnley M. 2012. Dietary management of obesity and diabetes in pregnancy: Challenging the current guidelines Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 16 :32-37

Charnley MS, Abayomi JA, Richardson LD, Weeks A. 2012. Iron consumption of obese pregnant women may reflect overall poor quality diet Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 6 :601-602

Charnley MS, Hackett AF, Abayomi JC. 2011. Dietary vitamin D and calcium intake of morbidly obese pregnant women PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 70 :E89-E89 >DOI >Link

Charnley MS, Hackett AF, Abayomi JC. 2011. Energy intake and weight gain of morbidly obese pregnant women in Liverpool PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 70 :E16-E16 >DOI >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Abayomi JC, Charnley M, Richardson LD, Weeks A. 2012. Iron consumption in obese pregnant women and birth outcome PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 71 :E108-E108 >DOI >Link

Charnley MS, Abayomi JC, Weeks A. 2012. Birth outcomes relative to dietary vitamin D & calcium intake in obese pregnant women PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 71 :E97-E97 >DOI >Link

Charnley MS, Abayomi JA, Richardson LD, Weeks A. 2012. Iron consumption in obese pregnant women and birth outcome Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, Nutrition Society

Charnley MS. M. S. Charnley, A. F. Hackett and J. C. Abayomi (2011) Energy intake and weight gain of morbidly obese pregnant women in Liverpool Proceedings: new information perspectives, Nutrition Society E17

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Midwives perceptions, knowledge and experiences of providing nutritional advice to pregnant women with obesity, Conference title: The Nutrition Society: IMidwives knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women, Place/location of conference: Belfast, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Midwives knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women, Conference title: The Nutrition Society: Irish Section Conference 2017: What governs what we eat?, Place/location of conference: Belfast, UK, Presentation type: Poster presentation

External collaboration:

Institution: International Journal of Consumer Studies, Collaborator: Katherine Hughes

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Nutrition Society

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool Health Inequalities research Institute, A qualitative study to explore women’s experiences of being overweight/obese in pregnancy and their attitudes to existing services including the drivers and barriers to the uptake of these services, Grant value (£): 13,500

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PG Cert Teaching & Learning in HE