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Dr. Irene Walsh

Associate Professor (Clin Speech & Language Studies)
7/9 STH LEINSTER ST


Nationality: Irish Number of years experience: Clinical Practice: 11 years ; Lecturing: 22 years.
  ADHD   Autism   Bipolar disorder   Child language acquisition   Childhood and mental health   Children, health and disability   Communication skills and psychiatric disorders   Conversation skills in schizophrenia   Emotional, behavioural and cognitive disorders   Psychiatry   Rehabilitation   Research issues specifice to any health profession   Schizophrenia
 see research interests section above

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Member of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists
Member of American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)
I have been editor of the Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies. * Published by the School of Clinical Speech & Language Studies and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists 1993 to 2007
Past member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT)
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Professional Associations: Member of Special Interest Group of SLTs in Mental Health RCSLT & IASLT Member of the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)
Jagoe, C Walsh, I, Communication and mental health disorders: Developing theory, growing practice. , J&R Press, 2018, Book, ACCEPTED  URL
Walsh, I Jagoe, C, Professional Identity: Social interaction in Healthcare Education. Studies in Social Interaction Series (Ed. S. Walsh), Edinburgh University Press, 2018, Book, ACCEPTED
Walsh, I.P. ,& Ryan, E. , "Then the rest of us in the gutter, scrambling around " : Identity in child and family mental health services, Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders , 2015, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Walsh, I.P. & Good, R. , Compassion and communication in schizophrenia: Communication partners' perspectives, The Assocation of Medical Humanities: The Art of Compassion , Southhampton UK , June 2014 , 2014, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Walsh I.P. & Jagoe, C. , 'Dear Fabulous ': Establishing a more certain self in learning how to 'be' an SLT around people with communication difficulties, 3rd International Round Table on Discourse Analysis "Professional Identity: Discourse in Allied Healthcare", Trinity College Dublin , June 2014 , 2014, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Kelly, A. & Walsh, I.P. , "You're a typical medic" - A tussle for professional identities in the dental clinic, 3rd International Round Table on Discourse Analysis "Professional identities: Discourse in (Allied) Healthcare", Trinity College Dublin Ireland , June 26-27, 2014, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Walsh, I.P., Scullion, M., Burns, S., MacEvilly, D. & Brosnan, G., Identifying demographic and language profiles of children with a primary diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 19, (1), 2014, p59 - 70, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Walsh, I., Jagoe, C., Parsons, B., Welton, I., & Nilforooshan, R., A Report on Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Needs Assessment in Old Age Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Units, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Annual Conference, York, March 2014, 2014, Poster, PRESENTED
Walsh, I.P. , An ethnographic reflection on clinical relationships between SLPs and people with mental health disorders (MHDs), American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, USA., November 2013, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Jagoe, C & Walsh, I. P. , Mental health and wellbeing: witnessing hope as a therapeutic paradigm., IASLT Biennial Conference , Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland , April, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
  

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Walsh I.P., Discourse Analysis & Working with people with Schizophrenia: My reflections and some explorations , HSE Training Workshop for Psychologists , HSE Dublin North Central Ballymun Dublin , 29th September, 2014, Valerie Moffat Principal Psychologist, Manager, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Walsh I.P. & Jagoe, C. , 3rd International Round Table on Discourse Analysis "Professional identities: Discourse in (Allied) Healthcare", June 26-27, 2014, Department of Clinical Speech & Language Studies, Trinity College Dublin Ireland , Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Walsh, I.P. , Research in the SLT-Mental Health Clinic: Processes, Pitfalls, Products & Profits!, Special Interest Group Speech and Language Therapists in Mental Health , Dublin, Ireland , February 15th , 2012, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Walsh I., Bulletin (Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists), 2000, p21 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walsh I., Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 13, (3), 1999, p239-241 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walsh I., Folia Phoniatrics et Logopaedica, 46, (4), 1994, p206-207 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walsh I., Journal of Clinical Speech & Language Studies, 1993, p70-72 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walsh I., Journal of Clinical Speech & Language Studies, 1993, p75-77 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walsh I., Teanga, 1992, p103-106 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walsh, I., Teanga, 1991, p87-90 , Review, PUBLISHED

  

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Research Activities: Research Interests: Analysis of discourse in ordinary and extraordinary contexts; clinical discourse analysis; illness narratives analysis and personal life trajectories; communication disorders in child and adult psychiatry, including forensic psychiatry; PBL teaching and learning. Research projects with off-campus institutions: Current Research Activities 'Conversational sociability in interactions between SLPs and specific clinical populations' (e.g. people with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, chronic schizophrenia); collaborative research with Professor D. Kovarsky, University of Rhode Island, US. ''Language & communication profiles of children ADHD' is a joint research endeavour with Order of St John of God Services, Child and Family Centres (Lucena Services: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and Bray, Co. Wicklow). Conversational sociability 'The efficacy of social communication & conversational skills programmes for people with mental health disorders' is a joint project with the Clinical Specialist in Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Mental Health Disorders based at AMNCH, Tallaght Hospital. Recently completed research projects (2006) 'Language and communication profiles of children attending child and adolescent mental health services' is a joint research endeavour with Order of St John of God Services, Child and Family Centres (Lucena Services: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and Bray, Co. Wicklow). 'An exploration of the incidence of communication & swallowing disorders in psychiatric patients attending the Psychiatric Unit at AMNCH and associated Community Day Centres'. This study led directly to the creation and subsequent appointment of the first Clinical Specialist in Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Mental Health Disorders In the republic of Ireland.