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Monique Tan is a NIHR-funded PhD researcher at Queen Mary University of London, 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.


  • 2018–2021
    PhD Researcher, Queen Mary University of London


  • 2016 
    Uppsala University (Sweden), Master of Medical Science in International Health
  • 2014 
    University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (1st)


  • 2019
    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.,
  • 2019
    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.,
  • 2019
    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.,
  • 2019
    He FJ, Tan M, MacGregor GA. Salt and health. In: Reducing Salt in Foods. Elsevier; 2019: 3–43.,
  • 2019
    He FJ, Tan M, MacGregor GA. Urinary sodium excretion measures and health outcomes. The Lancet. 2019;393:1293.,
  • 2018
    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.,
  • 2017
    Tan M, Rheeston M, Douglas H. Using the Solihull Approach in breastfeeding support groups: Maternal perceptions. British Journal of Midwifery. 2017;25:765–773.,