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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine - Barts and The London

Monique Tan


Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 6667
Room Number: Wolfson 031


Monique Tan is a PhD researcher with expertise in nutrition and international health.

Her ambition is to tackle the leading diet-related causes of deaths and disabilities, by informing health and food policies with scientific evidence.

Monique has extensive research and field experience in Europe, Asia, and Africa, including work at the World Health Organization and the European Commission.

She is currently working on reducing population salt intake in China with Professors Feng J He and Graham MacGregor.


Tan M, He FJ, Wang C, MacGregor GA. Twenty-Four-Hour Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion in China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAHA. 2019. doi:10.1161/JAHA.119.012923.

Campbell NRC, He FJ, Tan M, Cappuccio FP, Neal B, Woodward M, Cogswell ME, McLean R, Arcand J, MacGregor G, Whelton P, Jula A, L’Abbe MR, Cobb LK, Lackland DT. The International Consortium for Quality Research on Dietary Sodium/Salt (TRUE) position statement on the use of 24‐hour, spot, and short duration (<24 hours) timed urine collections to assess dietary sodium intake. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2019;21:700–709.

He FJ, Tan M, MacGregor GA. Urinary sodium excretion measures and health outcomes. The Lancet. 2019;393:1293.

Alessandrini R, He FJ, Hashem KM, Tan M, MacGregor GA. Reformulation and Priorities for Reducing Energy Density; Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey on Fat Content in Pre-Packed Cakes and Biscuits Sold in British Supermarkets. Nutrients. 2019;11:1216.

He FJ, Tan M, MacGregor GA. Salt and health. In: Reducing Salt in Foods. Elsevier; 2019: 3–43.

Tan M, He FJ, MacGregor GA. Salt and cardiovascular disease in PURE: A large sample size cannot make up for erroneous estimations. Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System. 2018;:1–5.

Tan M, Rheeston M, Douglas H. Using the Solihull Approach in breastfeeding support groups: Maternal perceptions. British Journal of Midwifery. 2017;25:765–773.


Global health nutrition
Salt reduction
Applied statistics