Dr. Marie Coggins

BSc,MSc, PhD,CMFOH

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
School of Physics
Room 212
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5056
E: marie.coggins@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Marie Coggins, BSc (Hons) Environ. Science and Technology, MSc (Environ. Chemistry), PhD (Physics). She is a lecturer at the School of Physics, NUIG and a member of the Health from Environment group at the Ryan Institute, NUIG. She has extensive experience of exposure science research, and has worked in research, industry and academia. She was PI on EPA STRIVE project, Indoor Air Pollution and Health (2008-EH-MS-8-S3; www.nuigalway.ie/iapah), EPA STRIVE/SEAI EPA2009-SS-74 and EPA2012-EH-PhD-10. She has secured over 1 million euro’s in research funding as PI or co applicant from agencies such the Irish Commissioners for Public Works, Science Foundation Ireland and EPA. Her work has been cited over 240 times, and she has 43 journal, conference abstract and research reports.  She has held the role of Academic Director of 2 successful postgraduate programmes, MSc and HDip Occupational Health and Safety  in the College of Science, NUIG for almost six years.

She has been involved in the development and delivery of chemical risk assessment training courses with the Health and Safety unit of IBEC, Irish Chemical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Federation, National Irish Safety Organization and Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland (OHSI). She is a member and registered Occupational Hygienist with the British Occupational Hygiene Society, a member of the International Occupational Hygiene Society.

Research Interests

Her research interests include measurement of environmental and occupational hazards.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Silica Measurement with High Flow Rate Respirable Size Selective Samplers: A Field study'
Taekhee Lee, Martin Harper, Michael Kashon, Larry Lee, Catherine B. Healy, Marie A. Coggins, Pam Susi, Andrew O’Brien (2015) 'Silica Measurement with High Flow Rate Respirable Size Selective Samplers: A Field study'. Annals Of Occupational Hygiene, [Details]
(2014) 'Determinants of Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure Among Stoneworkers Involved in Stone Restoration Work'
Healy, Catherine B., Coggins, Marie A., Van Tongeren, Martie, MacCalman, Laura, and McGowan, Padraic (2014) 'Determinants of Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure Among Stoneworkers Involved in Stone Restoration Work'. Annals Of Occupational Hygiene, 58 (1):6-18 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'An Evaluation of On-Tool Shrouds for Controlling Respirable Crystalline Silica in Restoration Stone Work'
Catherine B. Healy, Marie A. Coggins, Martie Van Tongeren, Laura MacCalman, and Padraic McGowan (2014) 'An Evaluation of On-Tool Shrouds for Controlling Respirable Crystalline Silica in Restoration Stone Work'. Annals Of Occupational Hygiene, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Using PM2.5 concentrations to estimate the health burden from solid fuel combustion, with application to Irish and Scottish homes'
Galea, KS,Hurley, JF,Cowie, H,Shafrir, AL,Jimenez, AS,Semple, S,Ayres, JG,Coggins, M (2013) 'Using PM2.5 concentrations to estimate the health burden from solid fuel combustion, with application to Irish and Scottish homes'. Environmental Health, 12 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Contribution of solid fuel, gas combustion, or tobacco smoke to indoor air pollutant concentrations in Irish and Scottish homes'
Semple, S,Garden, C,Coggins, M,Galea, KS,Whelan, P,Cowie, H,Sanchez-Jimenez, A,Thorne, PS,Hurley, JF,Ayres, JG (2012) 'Contribution of solid fuel, gas combustion, or tobacco smoke to indoor air pollutant concentrations in Irish and Scottish homes'. Indoor Air, 22 :212-223 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Workplace exposure to bioaerosols in podiatry clinics'
Coggins, M., Hogan, V., Fleming, G., Tynan, T., Kelly, M., Roberts, N., Thorne, P.S. (2012) 'Workplace exposure to bioaerosols in podiatry clinics'. Annals Of Occupational Hygiene, :1-8 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Refinement and validation of an exposure model for the pharmaceutical industry'
Mc Donnell, PE,Cherrie, JW,Sleeuwenhoek, A,Gilles, A,Coggins, MA (2011) 'Refinement and validation of an exposure model for the pharmaceutical industry'. Journal Of Environmental Monitoring, 13 :641-648 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Validation of the inhalable dust algorithm of the Advanced REACH Tool using a dataset from the pharmaceutical industry'
Mc Donnell, PE,Schinkel, JM,Coggins, MA,Fransman, W,Kromhout, H,Cherrie, JW,Tielemans, EL (2011) 'Validation of the inhalable dust algorithm of the Advanced REACH Tool using a dataset from the pharmaceutical industry'. Journal Of Environmental Monitoring, 13 :1597-1606 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Evaluating worker vibration exposures using self-reported and direct observation estimates of exposure duration'
McCallig, M,Paddan, G,Van Lente, E,Moore, K,Coggins, M (2010) 'Evaluating worker vibration exposures using self-reported and direct observation estimates of exposure duration'. Applied Ergonomics, 42 :37-45 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Evaluation of Hand-Arm and Whole-Body Vibrations in Construction and Property Management'
Coggins, MA,van Lente, E,Mccallig, M,Paddan, G,Moore, K (2010) 'Evaluation of Hand-Arm and Whole-Body Vibrations in Construction and Property Management'. Annals Of Occupational Hygiene, 54 :904-914 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Modelling Exposure to Pharmaceutial agents'
Cherrie, J.W., Gilles, A.T., Sleeuwenhoel, A., Can Tongeren, M., McDonnell, P., Coggins, M., Bailey, S.R. (2009) 'Modelling Exposure to Pharmaceutial agents'. Journal of Physics; Conference Series, 151 (1) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Exposure asessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms'
Mc Donnell, PE,Coggins, MA,Hogan, VJ,Fleming, GT (2008) 'Exposure asessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms'. Annals Of Agricultural And Environmental Medicine, 15 :323-326 [Details]
(2006) 'Safety evaluation of engineering controls developed for the safe removal of contaminated filter cartridges used in the chemical and pharmaceutical Industries'
O'Connell, T., Coggins, M., Hogan, V., Byrne, M. (2006) 'Safety evaluation of engineering controls developed for the safe removal of contaminated filter cartridges used in the chemical and pharmaceutical Industries'. Pharmaceutical Engineering, 26 :8-21 [Details]
(2006) 'Accumulation rates of the heavy metals lead, mercury and cadmium in ombrotrophic peatlands in the west of Ireland'
Coggins, AM,Jennings, SG,Ebinghaus, R (2006) 'Accumulation rates of the heavy metals lead, mercury and cadmium in ombrotrophic peatlands in the west of Ireland'. Atmospheric Environment, 40 :260-278 [DOI] [Details]
(2002) 'Long-term measurements of atmospheric mercury at Mace Head, Irish west coast, between 1995 and 2001'
Ebinghaus, R,Kock, HH,Coggins, AM,Spain, TG,Jennings, SG,Temme, C (2002) 'Long-term measurements of atmospheric mercury at Mace Head, Irish west coast, between 1995 and 2001'. Atmospheric Environment, 36 :5267-5276 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Proceedings of the AIVC conference, Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance
Broderick, A., Coggins, A.M., and Byrne, M. (2014) A protocol for assessing Indoor Air Quality in retrofitted energy efficient homes in Ireland Proceedings of the AIVC conference, Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance , pp.315-321 [Details]
(2013) 2nd ASTM D22 Symposium on Silica and Associated respirable mineral particles October 25 - 16, 2012 in Atlanta, GA
Coggins M., Healy C., MacCalman L., McGowan P., Van Tongeren M. (2013) Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposures among Stone Workers in Ireland . In: Taekhee Lee, Martin Harper eds. 2nd ASTM D22 Symposium on Silica and Associated respirable mineral particles October 25 - 16, 2012 in Atlanta, GA [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 2nd ASTM D22 Symposium on Silica and Associated respirable mineral particles October 25 - 16, 2012 in Atlanta, GA
Coggins, M.A., Healy, C. B. Healy, lee, T., and Harper, M. (2013) Performance of high flow rate samplers for respirable crystalline silica measurement under field conditions: Preliminary Study . In: Taekhee Lee, Martin Harper eds. 2nd ASTM D22 Symposium on Silica and Associated respirable mineral particles October 25 - 16, 2012 in Atlanta, GA [DOI] [Details]
(2012) x2012 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment
Healy, C., Coggins, A.M., Van Tongeren, M., Mac Calman, L., McGowan, P. (2012) Study of respirable crystalline silica exposures among stone workers involved in restoration work x2012 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment [Details]
(2011) 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011,Proceedings of a meeting held 5-10 June 2011, Austin, Texas
Amy L. Shafrir, Araceli Sánchez Jiménez, Fintan Hurley, Karen S. Galea, Hilary Cowie, Sean Semple, Marie A. Coggins, Jon Ayres (2011) Indoor Air Pollution and Health - Estimate of the burden of disease in Ireland and Scotland 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011,Proceedings of a meeting held 5-10 June 2011, Austin, Texas USA, , 05-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 , pp.386-388 [Details]
(2011) 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Sean Semple, Carole Garden,, Marie Coggins, Karen S Galea, Paul Whelan, Hilary Cowie, Jon G Ayres, and Fintan Hurley. (2011) Concentrations of indoor air pollutants in Irish and Scottish homes where open combustion takes place 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 Austin Texas USA, , 05-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
Coggins, A.M., Jennings, S.G., Ebinghaus, R. (2006) Accumulation rates of the heavy metals lead, mercury and cadmium in ombrotrophic peatlands in the West of Ireland Proceedings of the 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium University College Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, 2006 'Promoting a healthy working environment'
Bolster, J., Coggins, M., Kinsella, C. (2006) Assessing dermal and inhalation risk during maintenance of a drug spraying machine, in a medical device company Proceedings of the British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, 2006 'Promoting a healthy working environment' Newcastle, UK, , 01-APR-06 [Details]
(2006) Proceedings of the Irish Agricultural Researchers Forum
Coggins, M., Hogan, V., Malynn, J. (2006) Exposure assessment to airborne dust, ammonia, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide concentrations on Irish commercial pig farms Proceedings of the Irish Agricultural Researchers Forum Tullamore, , 15-MAR-06 [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the American Industrial Hygiene Conference
Coggins, A.M., Dennis, T., Byrne, M., Shope, S., Ward, B. (2005) Quantitative and qualitative assessment of room cleanliness post spill clean up using cleaning techniques used for highly potent pharmaceuticals Proceedings of the American Industrial Hygiene Conference Anaheim, California, USA, , 01-JAN-05 [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the International conference on indoor air quality and climate
Coggins, A.M., Byrne, M. (2005) Particulate matter and particle bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) emissions from peat combustion in residential fireplaces in the West of Ireland Proceedings of the International conference on indoor air quality and climate Beijing, China, , 01-JAN-05 [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the XIII International conference on heavy metals in the environment
Coggins, A.M., Jennings, S.G., Ebinghaus, R. (2005) Atmospheric accumulations of the heavy metals lead, mercury and cadmium in ombrotrophic peatlands in the west of Ireland Proceedings of the XIII International conference on heavy metals in the environment Rio de Janeiro, , 01-JAN-05 [Details]
(2005) Proceedings of the British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, 2005 'Promoting a healthy working environment
O'Connell, T., Coggins, M., Hogan, V., Byrne, M. (2005) Safety evaluation of engineering controls developed for the safe removal of contaminated filter cartridges used in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries Proceedings of the British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, 2005 'Promoting a healthy working environment Manchester, UK, , 01-APR-05 [Details]
(2000) Proceedings of the EUROTRAC2 Symposium 2000, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ebinghaus, R., Kock, H.H., Jennings, S.G., Coggins, A.M., Spain, T.G. (2000) Highly time resolved measurements of total gaseous mercury at Mace Head, Ireland from 1995 to 2000 Proceedings of the EUROTRAC2 Symposium 2000, Garmisch-Partenkirchen [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of the EUROTRAC Symposium ?1998
Ebinghaus, R., Kock, H.H., Jennings, S.G., Coggins, A.M., Spain, T.G. (1999) Long term measurements of total gaseous mercury at Mace Head, Ireland . In: Borrell,P.;Borrell,P.M eds. Proceedings of the EUROTRAC Symposium ?1998 WITpress, Southampton, , 01-JAN-99 , pp.344-347 [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, May, 1999
Ebinghaus, R., Kock, H.H., Jennings, S.G., Coggins, A.M., Spain,T.G. (1999) Long term measurements of Total Gaseous Mercury at Mace Head, Ireland Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, May, 1999 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, , 01-JAN-99 [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of the 2nd EUROTRAC2 MEPOP workshop, GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, February 1999
Ebinghaus, R., Kock, H.H., Spain, T.G., Coggins, A.M., Jennings, G. (1999) Mercury measurements in marine background atmosphere and over naturally enriched soils Proceedings of the 2nd EUROTRAC2 MEPOP workshop, GKSS Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, February 1999 , 01-FEB-99 [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of the 9th Environmental Researchers Colloquium January 1999, Teagasc and EPA Headquarters, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford, Ireland
Coggins, A.M., Jennings, S.G., Ebinghaus, R. (1999) Long term mass measurements (ng m-3) of total gaseous mercury, TGM, at Mace Head, on the west coast of Ireland, and its correlation with particulate black carbon, ozone and meteorological parameters Proceedings of the 9th Environmental Researchers Colloquium January 1999, Teagasc and EPA Headquarters, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford, Ireland , 01-JAN-99 [Details]
(1999) Proceedings of the 9th Environmental Researchers Colloquium, , Teagasc and EPA Headquarters
Coggins, A.M., Jennings, S.G., Ebinghaus, R. (1999) Estimates of historical atmospheric mercury, lead and cadmium deposition in the west of Ireland using ombrotrophic peatlands Proceedings of the 9th Environmental Researchers Colloquium, , Teagasc and EPA Headquarters Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland, , 01-JAN-99 [Details]
(1998) Proceedings of the 8th Environmental Researchers Colloquium
Coggins, A.M., Jennings, S.G., Ebinghaus, R. (1998) Estimates of historical atmospheric mercury deposition in the west of Ireland using ombrotrophic peatlands Proceedings of the 8th Environmental Researchers Colloquium Regional Technical College, Sligo, Ireland, , 01-JAN-98 [Details]
(1998) Proceedings of the EUROTRAC2 Symposium Transport and Chemical Transformation in the Troposphere, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Ebinghaus, R., Kock, H.H., Jennings, S.G., Coggins, A.M., Spain, T.G. (1998) Long term measurements of total gaseous mercury at Mace Head, Ireland Proceedings of the EUROTRAC2 Symposium Transport and Chemical Transformation in the Troposphere, Garmisch-Partenkirchen [Details]
(1998) Proceedings of the 8th Environmental Researchers Colloquium
Coggins, A.M., Jennings, S.G., Ebinghaus, R. (1998) Long term mass measurements (ng m-3) of total gaseous mercury, TGM at Mace Head, on the west coast of Ireland Proceedings of the 8th Environmental Researchers Colloquium Regional Technical College, Sligo, Ireland, , 01-JAN-98 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) Indoor Air Pollution and Health (IAPAH).
Coggins, A.M., Semple, S., Hurley, F., Shafrir, A., Galea, K.S., Cowie, H., Sanchez-Jimenez, A., Garden, C., Whelan, P., and Ayres, J.G. (2013) Indoor Air Pollution and Health (IAPAH). Irish Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.ie. [Details]
(1999) Estimates of historical deposition of lead, cadmium, and mercury in umbrotrophic peatlands, at Knockroe, Co. Mayo.
Coggins, AM, Jennings, SG., Ebinghaus, R (1999) Estimates of historical deposition of lead, cadmium, and mercury in umbrotrophic peatlands, at Knockroe, Co. Mayo. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. [Details]
(1999) A study of continuous mass concentration measurements (ng m-3) of total gaseous mercury (TGM) at Mace Head, and its correlation with particulate black carbon, organic and meteorological parameters.
Coggins, AM, Jennings, SG, Ebinghaus, R, Kock, HH, Spain, TG (1999) A study of continuous mass concentration measurements (ng m-3) of total gaseous mercury (TGM) at Mace Head, and its correlation with particulate black carbon, organic and meteorological parameters. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) 4th UK & Ireland Exposure Science Meeting,
Alison Connolly, Kate Jones, Karen Galea, Laura MacCalman, Anne Sleeuwenhoek, Laura Kenny and Marie Coggins. (2016) Exposure assessment using biological monitoring for pesticide users in amenity horticulture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 4th UK & Ireland Exposure Science Meeting, Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton , 20-APR-16 - 20-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE,
Áine Broderick ; Miriam Byrne, Marie Coggins, (2016) Indoor Air Quality, thermal comfort, and occupant behaviour in retrofitted energy efficient homes. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE, GHENT, BELGIUM JULY 3-8 2016 , 03-JUL-16 - 08-JUL-16. [Details]
(2014) Effective communication skills for restoration stoneworkers,
Healy C, Coggins M, Van Tongeren M, MacCalman L, McGowan P. (2014) Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland 23rd Annual Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Effective communication skills for restoration stoneworkers, Portlaoise, Ireland , 19-FEB-14 - 20-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013) Inaugural UK and Ireland Exposure Science meeting,
Healy C, Coggins M, Van Tongeren M, MacCalman L, McGowan P. (2013) Determinants of respirable crystalline silica exposures among stone workers involved in restoration work. [Poster Presentation], Inaugural UK and Ireland Exposure Science meeting, Edinburgh, UK , 14-MAR-13 - 14-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013) Centre for Health from Environment symposium,
Healy C, Coggins M, Van Tongeren M, MacCalman L, McGowan P. (2013) Respirable crystalline silica exposures among restoration stone workers. [Oral Presentation], Centre for Health from Environment symposium, Galway, Ireland , 07-JUN-13 - 07-JUN-13. [Details]
(2011) Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland 20th Annual Conference,
Healy C, Coggins M, Van Tongeren M, Moore K (2011) Study of silica exposure among stone masons in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland 20th Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland , 16-FEB-11 - 17-FEB-11. [Details]
(2011) British Occupational Hygiene Society annual conference,
Healy C, Coggins M, Van Tongeren M, MacCalman L, McGowan P (2011) Study of silica exposures among stone masons in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], British Occupational Hygiene Society annual conference, Stratford upon Avon, UK , 05-APR-11 - 07-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) ANNUAL UK REVIEW MEETING ON OUTDOOR & INDOOR AIR POLLUTION RESEARCH,
Dr Marie Coggins, Dr Sean Semple, Amy Shafrir , Carole Garden, Paul Whelan, Hilary Cowie3, Dr Karen Galea, Fintan Hurley, Prof Jon Ayres (2011) Indoor Air Pollution and Health (IAPAH). [Oral Presentation], ANNUAL UK REVIEW MEETING ON OUTDOOR & INDOOR AIR POLLUTION RESEARCH, UK , 08-APR-11 - 08-APR-11. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Dr Coggins is  Academic Director for the MSc and HDip Occupational Health and Safety programmes (part-time and full-time)  http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/occupational-health-safety.html. She teaches PH317 Occupational Hygiene and PH341 Measurement of health hazards at work. She also teaches EP505 Occupational Hygiene a postgraduate course on the MSc and HDip Occupational Health and Safety programmes. She also teaches EP526 Monitoring for health hazards at work on the MSc Biomedical Science and MSc Medical Physics programmes.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Year 3 Occupational Hygiene PH317 This course outlines the general approach for the assessment of the health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances in a workplace environment. It addresses the theory and practice of sampling many of the chemical and biological workplace hazards for example, particulates, bioaerosols, gases, vapours, noise and vibration. We also discuss technical options to reduce and control workplace hazards for example ventilation.
Postgraduate Measurement of health hazards at work PH5107 Taught on MSc Medical Physics and MSc Biomedical Science
Postgraduate Research Thesis OH503 Occupational Health and Safety
Postgraduate Occupational Hygiene EP505 This course outlines the general approach for the assessment of the health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances in a workplace environment. It addresses the theory and practice of sampling many of the chemical and biological workplace hazards for example, particulates, bioaerosols, gases, vapours, noise and vibration. We also discuss technical options to reduce and control workplace hazards for example ventilation.
PH5101 Specialised Studies Postgrad This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the research process, and includes understanding the research process and research methodologies. Preparation of a research plan, a literature review, and an introduction to the skills required to statistically analyse and interpret occupational health and safety research data.
3rd Year Measurement of Health hazards at work PH341 This module is an introduction to the applied science concerned with minimising the risk to health from work, and provides a general approach for the assessment of the health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances in a broad range of industries, from agriculture to pharmaceutial. It addresses the theory and practice of measuring many of the chemical and biological workplace hazards for example, particulates, bioaerosols, gases, vapours.