Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health
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Dr Maria Mulhern (nee Barnes)

Lecturer in Food Science

Research Interests

- Vitamin D in health and disease
- Influence of nutrition on cognitive development and immune function
- Nutritional status during pregnancy
- Agri-food farm-to-fork research
- LC-PUFA, selenium, iodine requirements for health

Teaching and Learning Activities

- Food Product Development
- Food Science
- Human Nutrition
- Study Skills
- Institute of Food Science & Technology University Contact

Dr Maria Mulhern (nee Barnes)

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Dr Maria Mulhern
Lecturer in Food Science
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute

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Room W2040
School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Ulster
Coleraine campus
Cromore Road
Coleraine
Co. Londonderry
BT52 1SA

phone: +44 28 70123539
Email: m.mulhern@ulster.ac.uk

Dr Maria Mulhern (nee Barnes) - Publications

Number of items: 49.

Carson, Emma L, Pourshahidi, L Kirsty, Hill , Tom R, Boreham, CA, Strain, JJ and Mulhern, Maria S. (2014) The relationship between vitamin D status and parameters of muscle function and physical fitness in adolescents from the Young Hearts Study. Nutrients, in press. pp. 1-1.

Weir, Ruth R, Carson, Emma L, Mulhern, Maria S., Strain, JJ, Laird, Eamon, Healy, Martin and Pourshahidi, L. Kirsty (2014) Validation of a vitamin D food frequency questionnaire using the method of triads. Nutrients, 6 (7). pp. 2871-2872.

Carson, E. L., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Baldrick, Francina R., Kelly, M., Madigan, S. M., Strain, JJ and Mulhern, Maria S. (2014) Vitamin D status in COPD patients: a preliminary seasonal observation study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E82.

Gilkinson, A., Mulhern, Maria S., Burns, AA, Weir, R. R. and Pourshahidi, Kirsty (2014) Investigation of the sensory characteristics and acceptability of vitamin D3 fortified semi-skimmed milk. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73 (OCE2). pp. E96.

Watson, G.E., van Wijngaarden, E, Love, T.M.T., McSorley, E. M., Bonham, M. P., Mulhern, Maria, Yeates, Alison, Davidson, P.W., Shamlaye, C.F., STRAIN, JJ, Thurston, S.W., Harrington, D, Zareba, G, Wallace, Julie MW and Myers, G.J. (2013) Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years in children exposed prenatally to maternal dental amalgam: The Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 39. pp. 57-62.

van Wijngaarden, E, Thurston, S.W., Myers, G.J., STRAIN, JJ, Weiss, B, Zarcone, T, Watson, G.E., Zareba, C.F., McSorley, E. M., Mulhern, Maria S., Yeates, Alison J., Henderson, J, Gedeon, J, Shamlaye, C.F. and Davidson, P.W. (2013) Prenatal methyl mercury exposure in relation to neurodevelopment and behavior at 19 years of age in the Seychelles Child Development Study. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 39. pp. 19-25.

Mulhern, Maria S., McSorley, E. M., Wallace, J. M. W, Myers, G. J, Davidson, P. W, Thurston, S. W., Shamlaye, C. F., Henderson, J., Watson, G. E., van Wijngaarden, E. and Strain, JJ (2013) Maternal long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid status is associated with child growth. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society , 72. pp. OCE2.

Strain, JJ, Duffy, Emeir M., van Wijngaarden, E, Kobrosly, RW, Bonham, M. P, Mulhern, Maria S., McAfee, Alison, Davidson , PW, Shamlaye, CF, Henderson, J, Watson, GE, Thurston, SW, Wallace, JMW, Ueland, PM and Myers, GJ (2013) Choline status and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 5 years of age in the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study.. British Journal of Nutrition, 9. pp. 1-7.

Valent, F, Mariuz, M, Bin, M, Little , D, Mazej, D, Tognin, V, Tratnik, J, McAfee, Alison, Mulhern, Maria S., Parpinel, M, Carrozzi, M, Horvat, M, Tamburlini, G and Barbone, F (2013) Associations of Prenatal Mercury Exposure From Maternal Fish Consumption and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids With Child Neurodevelopment: A Prospective Cohort Study in Italy.. Journal of Epidemiology, 10.

Carson, E. L., Pourshahidi, Kirsty, Boreham, C. A., Strain, JJ and Mulhern, Maria S. (2013) Vitamin D and muscle function in adolescents from the Young Hearts study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE3). pp. E115.

McAfee, Alison, Mulhern, Maria, McSorley, Emeir, Wallace, Julie, Bonham, Maxine P., Faure, Jude, Romain, Sarah, Esther, Christina, Shamlaye, Conrad F, Watson, Gene E, Myers, Gary J, Clarkson, Thomas W, Davidson, Philip W and Strain, JJ (2012) Intakes and adequacy of potentially important nutrients for cognitive development among 5-year-old children in the Seychelles Child Development and Nutrition Study. Public Health Nutrition, 0. pp. 1-8.

Forsythe, Kirsty, Livingstone, M. Barbara E., Mulhern, Maria, Horigan, Geraldine, McSorley, E. M., Bonham, Maxine P., Magee, Pamela, Hill, Tom R., Lucey, Alice J., Cashman, Kevin D., Kiely, Mairead, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie M. W. (2012) Effect of adiposity on vitamin D status and the 25-hydroxycholecalciferol response to supplementation in healthy young and older Irish adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 107 (1). pp. 126-134.

Laird, Eamon, Ward, Mary, McNulty, H, Wallace, Julie MW, McSorley, E. M., Mulhern, Maria S., McAfee, Alison, Myers, G. J, Davidson, P. W, Thurston, S. W, Shamlaye, C. F., Watson, G. E., van Wijngaarden, E. and Strain, JJ (2012) Vitamin D status in pregnancy: Data from the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society , 71. pp. OCE2.

Mullee, A, Mulhern, Maria S., Wallace, Julie and Strain, JJ (2012) The relationship between body composition and vitamin E status in females aged 18–40 years . Proceedings of The Nutrition Society , 71. pp. OCE2.

Mulhern, Maria S., Broberg, K., McAfee, Alison, Laird, E., Li, H, Wallace, Julie, McSorley, E. M., Myers, G. J., Davidson, P. W., Thurston, S. W., Shamlaye, C. F., Watson, G. E., van Wijngaarden, E. and Strain, JJ (2012) Vitamin D status is a predictor of telomere length during pregnancy. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society , 71. pp. OCE2.

Muldowney, S, Lucey, AJ, Hill, TR, Taylor, N, Wallace, JMW, Horigan, Geraldine, Mulhern, Maria S, Bonham, MP, McSorley, Emeir M, Strain, JJ, Cashman, KD and Kiely, M (2012) Incremental cholecalciferol supplementation up to 15 µg/d throughout winter at 51-55°N has no effect on biomarkers of cardiovascular risk in healthy young and older adults. Journal of Nutrition, in press. pp. in-press.

Watson, Gene E, Evans, Katie, Thurston, Sally W, van Wijngaarden, Edwin, Wallace, Julie M. W., McSorley, Emeir M., Bonham, Maxine P., Mulhern, Maria S., McAfee, Alison, Davidson, Philip W, Shamlaye, Conrad F, Strain, JJ, Love, Tanzy, Zareba, G and Myers, Gary M (2012) Prenatal Exposure to Dental Amalgam in the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study: Associations with Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 9 and 30 Months. Neurotoxicology., 11. pp. in -press.

Strain, JJ, Davidson, Philip W, Thurston, Sally W, Harrington, Donald, Mulhern, Maria S., McAfee, Alison, van Wijngaarden, Edwin , Shamlaye, Conrad F, Henderson, Juliette, Watson, Gene E, Zareba, Grazyna, Cory-Slechta, Deborah A, Lynch, Miranda, Wallace, JMW, McSorley, E. M., Bonham, Maxine P., Stokes-Riner, Abbie, Sloane-Reeves, Jean, Janciuras, Joanne, Wong, Rosa, Clarkson, Thomas W and Myers, Gary J (2012) Maternal PUFA Status but Not Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure Is Associated with Children's Language Functions at Age Five Years in the Seychelles.. Journal of Nutrition, 142. pp. in -press.

McAfee, Alison J., Mulhern, Maria S., Ueland, Per M., McSorley, E. M., Wallace, Julie M. W., Watson, Gene E., Myers, Gary E,, van Wijngaarden, E., Shamlaye, C., Davidson, P.W. and STRAIN, JJ (2012) Plasma total cysteine is a determinant of adiposity in healthy adolescents living in the Republic of Seychelles. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2 E125).

Barnes, Maria S, Horigan, Geraldine, Cashman, Kevin D, Hill, Tom R, Forsythe, L Kirsty, Lucey, Alice J, Duffy, Emeir M., Kiely, Mairead, Bonham, Maxine P., Magee, Pamela, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2011) Maintenance of Wintertime Vitamin D Status with Cholecalciferol Supplementation Is Not Associated with Alterations in Serum Cytokine Concentrations among Apparently Healthy Younger or Older Adults.. The Journal of nutrition, 141 (3). pp. 476-81.

McAfee, Alison, Barnes, Maria S, Strain, JJ, Davidson, PW, Bonham, Maxine P., McSorley, Emeir, Thurston, SW, Wallace, Julie MW, Shamlaye, CF, Myers, GJ and Clarkson, TW (2010) Plasma phospholipid fatty acid status of 5 year old children in the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69 (E389).

Lucey , A, Hill, T, Muldowney, S, Seamans, K, Wallace, Julie, Horigan, Geraldine, Barnes, Maria S., Cashman, K. D. and Kiely, M (2010) Effect of vitamin D supplementation on circulating concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) in adults aged 20–40 and 64+ years. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society , 69. pp. E250.

Barnes, Maria S., McAfee, Alison, Bonham, M. P., McSorley, E. M., Wallace, Julie MW, Myers, G. J., Davidson, P. W., Thurston, S. W., Shamlaye, C. F., Ueland, P.M and Strain, JJ (2010) Age and sex differences in plasma homocysteine, choline and betaine status in Seychellois children and young adults. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 69. pp. OCE5.

Seamans, K. M., Hill, T. R., Wallace, Julie, Horigan, G., Lucey, A. J., Barnes, Maria S., Taylor, N., Bonham, M. P., Muldowney, S., Duffy, E. M., Strain, JJ, Kiely, M. and Cashman, K. D. (2010) Cholecalciferol Supplementation throughout Winter Does Not Affect Markers of Bone Turnover in Healthy Young and Elderly Adults. Journal of Nutrition, 140 (3). pp. 454.

Barnes, MS, Forsythe, LK, Horigan, G, Bonham, M. P., Duffy, E. M., Hill, T. R., Lucey, A. J., Cashman, K. D., Kiely, M., Strain, JJ and Wallace, JMW (2010) No effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum fibrinogen concentrations in adults aged ≥64 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69 (OCE3).

Forsythe, LK, Livingstone, MBE, Barnes, MS, Horigan, G and Wallace, JMW (2010) Indices of body composition as predictors of glucose metabolism and inflammation in healthy young adults. Obesity Reviews, 11. pp. 348-348.

Holmes, Valerie A., Barnes, Maria S., Alexander, H. Denis, McFaul, Peter and Wallace, Julie (2009) Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in pregnant women: a longitudinal study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 102 (6). pp. 876-881.

Cashman, Kevin D., Wallace, Julie, Horigan, Geraldine, Hill, Tom R., Barnes, Maria S., Lucey, Alice J., Bonham, Maxine P., Taylor, Nicola, Duffy, Emeir M., Seamans, Kelly, Muldowney, Siobhan, FitzGerald, Anthony P., Flynn, Albert, Strain, JJ and Kiely, Mairead (2009) Estimation of the dietary requirement for vitamin D in free-living adults ≥64 y of age. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 89 (5). pp. 1366-1374.

Horigan, G, Barnes, MS, Strain, JJ, Bonham, MP, Duffy, EM. and Wallace, J (2009) Prevalence of low bone mineral density in an apparently healthy elderly population. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67. pp. E259.

Forsythe, LK, Wallace, Julie, Barnes, Maria S., Horigan, Geraldine, Cashman, KD, Kiely, M, Lucey, AJ, Hill, TR and Livingstone, Barbara (2009) Effect of body composition on vitamin D response to supplementation in healthy adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E127.

Lucey, A, Hill, T, Muldowney, S, Seamans, K, Wallace, Julie, Horigan, Geraldine, Barnes, Maria S., Cashman, KD and Kiely, M (2009) No effect of vitamin D supplementation on circulating concentrations of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) in adults aged 20-40 and >64 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E151.

Muldowney, S, Hill, TR, Lucey, A, Seamans, K, Wallace, Julie, Horigan, Geraldine, Barnes, Maria S., Cashman, KD and Kiely, M (2009) No effect of vitamin D supplementation on circulating glucose, insulin or homeostasis model of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in adults aged 20-40 years and >64 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E126.

Seamans, K, Lucey, AJ, Hill, TR, Muldowney, S, Wallace, Julie, Horigan, Geraldine, Barnes, Maria S., Kiely, M and Cashman, KD (2009) Effect of vitamin D supplementation, and interaction with vitamin D receptor genotype, on biochemical markers of bone turnover in adults aged 20-40 and >64 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E143.

Breslin, LC, Duffy, Emeir M., Mulholland, HG, Wright, SA, Barnes, Maria S., Hodd, R, Wallace, Julie and Bell, AL (2009) Vitamin D status and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus in Northern Ireland. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E113.

Barnes, Maria S., Horigan, Geraldine, Rennie, KL, Bonham, Maxine P., Duffy, Emeir M., Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2009) The intensity of physical activity influences bone mineral density in healthy young males. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67. pp. E258.

Griffin, C, Horigan, Geraldine, Barnes, Maria S., Strain, JJ, Bonham, Maxine P., Duffy, Emeir M. and Wallace, Julie (2009) The effect of wintertime vitamin D supplementation on occurrence of cold and influenza in apparently healthy men and women aged 65-85 years. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67. pp. E260.

Forsythe, LK, Livingstone, MBE, Barnes, MS, Horigan, G and Wallace, JMW (2009) Body composition and insulin resistance in a representative sample of young adults. Obesity Facts, 2 (2). pp. 100.

Barnes, Maria S., Forsythe, LK, Horigan, Geraldine, Bonham, Maxine P., Duffy, Emeir M., Hill, TR, Lucey, AJ, Cashman , KD, Kiely, M, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2009) No effect of vitamin D supplementation on markers of immune function in apparently healthy young adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 68. pp. E128.

Houston, AM, Barnes, MS, Horigan, G and Wallace, JMW (2009) Prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and their relationship with waist circumference in healthy, young adults. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 22 (3). pp. 266-267.

Holmes, V. A., Barnes, Maria S., Alexander, H. D., McFaul, P. and Wallace, Julie (2009) Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in pregnant women: a longitudinal study . Proceedings of The Nutrition Society, 12. pp. 69.

Hill, T. R, Lucey, A. J., Dawson, G., Wallace, Julie MW, Horigan, Geraldine, Barnes, Maria S., Bonham, M. P., Taylor, N., Duffy, E. M., Seamans, K, Muldowney, S, Fitzgerald, A. P, Flynn, A, Strain, JJ, Kiely, M. and Cashman, K. D (2009) Sunshine exposure assessment and vitamin D status in healthy adults. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society , 68. pp. OCE3.

Cashman, Kevin D., Hill, Tom R., Lucey, Alice J., Taylor, Nicola, Seamans, Kelly M., Muldowney, Siobhan, FitzGerald, Anthony P., Flynn, Albert, Barnes, Maria S., Horigan, Geraldine, Bonham, Maxine P., Duffy, Emeir, Strain, JJ, Wallace, Julie and Kiely, Mairead (2008) Estimation of the dietary requirement for vitamin D in healthy adults. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 88 (6). pp. 1535-1542.

Horigan, G, Barnes, MS, Hodgett , Susan L., Strain, JJ, Bonham, M. P., Duffy, E. M. and Wallace, Julie (2007) Bone mineral density in a representative sample of men and women aged 20-40 years. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 66 (Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 89A.

Barnes, MS, Mullee, A., Bonham, M. P., Robson, P. J., Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2007) The association among vitamin D status, body composition and glucose metabolism in apparently-healthy normal-weight and overweight women. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 66 (Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 35A.

Barnes, Maria S., Bonham, Maxine P., Robson, Paula J, Strain, JJ, Lowe-Strong, Andrea, Eaton-Evans, Jill, Ginty, Fiona and Wallace, Julie (2007) Assessment of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 concentrations in male and female multiple sclerosis patients and control volunteers. Multiple Sclerosis, 13 (5). pp. 670-672.

Barnes, MS, Robson, PJ, Bonham, MP, Strain, JJ and Wallace, Julie (2006) Effect of vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status and bone turnover markers in young adults. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 60 (6). pp. 727-733.

Barnes, MS, Robson, PJ, Bonham, MP, Strain, JJ and Wallace, JMW (2006) Vitamin D: Status, Supplementation and Immunomodulation. Current Nutrition & Food Science, 2. pp. 315-336.

Barnes, MS, Bonham, MP, Robson, P, Strain, JJ, Lowe-Strong, A, Eaton-Evans, J, Ginty, F and Wallace, JMW (2006) Assessment of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 levels in male and female multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 65. pp. 36A.

Barnes, MS, Robson, PJ, Bonham, MP, Strain, JJ and Wallace, JMW (2005) Effect of vitamin D supplementation on vitamin D status and bone turnover in young adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 64 (Suppl. S). pp. 37A.

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