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Dr. Margaret Walshe

Associate Professor (Clin Speech & Language Studies)

  Acquired Motor Speech Disorders   Communication Difficulties following Stroke   Dysphagia   Evidence based practice   Outcome measures   Swallowing Disorders
 Botulinum toxin to reduce drooling in people with Parkinson's disease
 Methods to improve physical health in people with schizophrenia: an overview of Cochrane and Non Cochrane Systematic Reviews
 Examining the Concurrent Validity of the Oropress
 Diet modification for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults with dementia
 Systematic Review of Oromoror Interventions for Neonates

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Board Member of European Society of Swallowing Disorders 2012 - to date
Member of IASLT Dysphagia Competency Committee 2007 to 2010
Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Advisory Group in Dysarthria 1997-1999
Reviewer for the following journals: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Disability and Rehabilitation, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Annals of Oral Biology Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Dysphagia, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine Member of the Advisory Editorial Board for Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies
External Reviewer for Grant Applications: (1) NHS National Institute for Health Research (2) Parkinson's UK
Member of Steering Committee on Dying in a Disability Service in Ireland ( Joint Policy Development Initiative between St Francis Hospice Raheny and Cheshire Ireland. Project funded by Irish Hospice Foundation December 2013 - February 2014
IASLT Representative on HSE Health and Social Care Professional Research Group June 2014 - to date
Speech and Language Therapy representative on HSE Committee Developing Online Learning ( Writing for Publication). 2014-to date
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Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists 1983 Current date
Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists 2009 Current date
International Affiliate American Speech and Hearing Association 2004 Current date
Dysphagia Research Society 2007 Current date
UK Swallow Research Group 2012 Current date
European Society for Swallowing Disorders 2011 to date
Walshe M, Huckabee ML, Clinical Cases in Dysphagia, UK, Routledge, 2019, Book, PUBLISHED
Case Reports in Dysphagia: An introduction in, editor(s)Walshe M & Huckabee ML , Clinical Cases in Dysphagia, UK, Routledge, 2019, pp1 - 8, [Walshe M & Huckabee ML], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Dysphagia in an Individual with Alzheimer's Disease in, editor(s)Walshe M, & Huckabee ML , Clinical Cases in Dysphagia , UK, Routledge, 2019, pp84 - 96, [Walshe M, Flynn E, Dolan M. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Walshe M, Swallowing and Ageing, Speech, Language and Hearing, 22, (1), 2019, p2 - 8, Notes: [DOI: 10.1080/2050571X.2019.1567898], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Manduchi B, Fainman G, Walshe M, Interventions for Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review of the Evidence , Dysphagia, Early online , 2019, p1 - 13, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Moloney J, Walshe M, Managing and supporting quality of life issues in dysphagia: A survey of clinical practice patterns and perspectives in the UK, Ireland, and South Africa, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 54, (1), 2019, p41 - 49, Notes: [doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12429], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Miller N, Walshe M, Walker R, Sialorrhea in Parkinson's Disease: Prevalence, Impact and Management Strategies, Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism , 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Dooley, S & Walshe M , Assessing Cognitive Communication Skills in Dementia: A scoping review, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Huckabee M L, Macintosh T, Fuller L, Curry M,Thomas P, Walshe M, McCague E, Battel I, Nogueira D, Frank U, van den Engel-Hoek L, Sella Weiss O. W, The Test of Mastication and Swallowing Solids (TOMASS) : Reliability, Validity and International Normative Data , International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, (1), 2018, p144 - 156, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Moloney J, Walshe M, 'I had no idea what a complicated business eating is ': A qualitative study of the impact of dysphagia during stroke recovery., Disability and Rehabilitation , 40, (13), 2018, p1524 - 1531, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Walshe M, Regan J, Kenny C. , 8th Annual ESSD Congress, 25th - 29th Sept , In:Dysphagia: Shaping the Future, 2018, Aviva Stadium Dublin , Meetings /Conferences Organised, PRESENTED
Walshe M, Management of Dysphagia in Acute Stroke, European Stroke Organisation Congress, Prague, 15th - 18th May , 2017, ESOC, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dooley S, Walshe M , Assessing Functional Retained Communication Skills in Dementia: A Scoping review, SPHeRE Conference , RCSI, Dublin, 12th January , 2017, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Regan, J. & Walshe, M., Giving Voice to Dysphagia in the Irish Healthcare System, Irish Medical Times, 2017, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe, M & Regan, M, Managing dysphagia in dementia - can we do better?, Irish Medical Times, 2017, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Walshe M, Dysphagia associated with upper oesophageal dysfunction: Signs, symptoms, and clinical management, XXIV Pacific Voice Conference , Warsaw, Poland, 5-8th October , 2016, Polish Otorynolaryngologiczny Review , 16-, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
McGuire, A & Walshe, M. , Living with Cleft Lip and Palate: an exploration of a pre-adolescent's experience. , Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 15, (1), 2005, p1 - 13, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Leahy, M., Walsh, I. & Walshe, M, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Guidelines, Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 15, (1), 2005, p61-68 , Review, PUBLISHED
Walshe, M., Miller, N. & Leahy, M. , Exploing the Perception of Dysarthric Speech: Speech Language Pathologists, Speakers and Naive Listeners, American Speech and Hearing Association Conference, Philadelphia, USA, November 2004, 2004, Poster, PUBLISHED
O'Neill, G. & Walshe, M. , The use of a new computer programme in the treatment of dysarthria: A single case study, IASLT Biennial Conference , Mullingar, November 26th - 27th, 2004, Poster, PUBLISHED


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HRB Cochrane Fellow 2009
Research interests include: Assessment and intervention in acquired motor speech disorders and in neurological dysphagia. I am specifically interested in the psychosocial impact of dysarthria. Current research involves developing an assessment, the Dysarthria Impact Profile, to measure the psychosocial impact of dysarthria on the speaker. This research involves collaboration with Professor Richard Peach at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and Dr Nick Miller at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Evidence based practice: I have completed a Cochrane Review on the management of drooling in children with cerebral palsy. I am involved in the completion of five other Cochrane Reviews. Dysphagia: assessment and intervention for dysphagia with specific reference to upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction. I am involved in the supervision of a number of postgraduate research projects in this area.