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    2015 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Public Health Nutrition, University of Alberta, Canada

    2009 - 2015 Research Assistant in Public Health Nutrition, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit and NIHR Nutrition Biomedical Research Centre, Southampton UK

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    2009 - present, member of International Society of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

    2010 - present, member of UK Society of Behavioural Medicine

    2011 - present, member of International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

    2017 - present, member of the UK Society of Social Medicine

    Research Interests

    I am interested in the development of dietary patterns in early childhood, particularly the preschool years. I work across the disciplines of nutrition, epidemiology, and health psychology to assess influences on the establishment of healthy diets. My current research also crosses the discpline of computer science by incorporating the use of complex systems modelling to simulate the multiple influences, and their interactions, on diet development in the Agent-based Modelling of Behaviours In Early NuTrition (AMBIENT) study.

    Teaching Activity

    2016 - I co-taught the module 'Controversies in Nutrition' (NUFS-458) to 4th year Nutrition and Food Science undergraduate students, University of Alberta

    Research Projects/Collaborations

    2018 - present 'Infant Feeding Following Diabetes in Pregnancy (IFFDiP) study. Collaboration between University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. A mixed methods project incorporating a nested case-control study and qualitative interviews to assess the impact of diabetes management in pregnancy on subsequent infant feeding.

    2015 -  present Food texture introduction and childhood diet quality in the Alberta PRegnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APRON) Study. Collaboration between University of Alberta, University of Calgary and Aston University. Project is assessing infant temperament, timing of food texture introduction and diet quality at age 3 years.



    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Southampton

    Award Date: 20 Jun 2014

    MSc, University of Southampton

    Award Date: 30 Sep 2008

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    Research Output

    Healthy conversation skills as an intervention to support healthy gestational weight gain: Experience and perceptions from intervention deliverers and participants

    Jarman, M., Adam, L., Lawrence, W., Barker, M. & Bell, R. C., 1 May 2019, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 102, 5, p. 924-931 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Dietary Patterns Prior to Pregnancy and Associations with Pregnancy Complications

    Jarman, M., Mathe, N., Ramazani, F., Pakseresht, M., Robson, P. J., Johnson, S. T. & Bell, R. C., 17 Jul 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 7, 914.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Adherence to Canada's Food Guide Recommendations during Pregnancy: Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

    Jarman, M., Bell, R. C., Nerenberg, K. & Robson, P. J., 1 Jul 2017, In : Current nutrition reports. 1, 7, e000356.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The relationship between maternal self-efficacy, compliance and outcome in a trial of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy

    Barker, M., D’Angelo, S., Ntani, G., Lawrence, W., Baird, J., Jarman, M., Vogel, C., Inskip, H., Cooper, C., Harvey, N. C., Bishop, N. J., Kennedy, S., Papageorghiou, A. T., Schoenmakers, I., Fraser, R., Gandhi, S. V., Carr, A., Crozier, S. R., Moon, R. J., Arden, N. K. & 7 others, Dennison, E. M., Godfrey, K. M., Prentice, A., Mughal, M. Z., Eastell, R., Reid, D. M. & Javaid, M. K., 1 Jan 2017, In : Osteoporosis International. 28, 1, p. 77-84 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    AXA Research Fund Future Research Leader Fellowship

    Jarman, Megan (Recipient), 1 May 2019

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Alberta Innovates Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Jarman, Megan (Recipient), 1 Apr 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • The Louis Bonduelle Research Prize

    Jarman, Megan (Recipient), 1 Jun 2010

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk

    Nutrition Journal (Journal)

    Megan Jarman (Editorial board member)

    1 Nov 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity