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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
 Profiling the Communication Abilities in People with Dementia
 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

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Details Date
Associate Editor Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica Sept 2019
Adjunct Professor KU Leuven, Belgium September 2016
Chairperson and Organisor 8th international annual ESSD Congress September 2018
Board Member of European Society of Swallowing Disorders 2012 -2019
Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Advisory Group in Dysarthria 1997
Member of IASLT Dysphagia Competency Committee and advisor obn clinical guidelines 2007
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 (3) Dunhill Medical Trust
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 Sept 2017
Speech and Language Therapy representative on HSE Committee Developing Online Learning ( Writing for Publication). 2014-2015
Editorial Board of Interventions for Rehabilitation (specialty section of Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences). March 2021
Member of the Multi-Professional Steering Group in the REH-COVER project for Cochrane Rehabilitation Field June 2020
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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
Gillman A, Hayes M; Sheaf G, Walshe M, Reynolds JV, Regan J, Exercise-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation for Adults with Oesophageal Cancer: a Systematic Review, BMC Cancer, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Rowland S, Mills C, Walshe M, Perspectives on Speech and Language Pathology Practices and Service Provision in Adult Critical Care Settings in Ireland and other International Settings: A Cross-Sectional Survey, International Journal of Language and Communication, early online , 2022, p1 - 12, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Walshe M, Miller N, Clinical Cases in Dysarthria , 1st Edition, London UK , Routledge, 2021, Book, PUBLISHED
The Psychosocial Impact of Dysarthria on the Speaker: A case report in, editor(s)Walshe M & Miller N , Clinical cases in Dysarthria, UK, Routledge, 2021, [Walshe M], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Dysarthria associated with hypoglossal nerve palsy and Covid 19. in, editor(s)Walshe M & Miller N , Clinical Cases in Dysarthria , London , Routledge, 2021, [Battel I, & Walshe M], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Battel I, Calvo I, Walshe M, Interventions involving Biofeedback to improve swallowing in people with Parkinson's Disease and dysphagia: A systematic review, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 102, (2), 2021, p314 - 322, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Senekki- Florent P, Walshe M , Prevalence, Aetiology, and Impact of Paediatric Feeding Disorders in Preterm Infants Admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Cyprus', Advances in Communication and Swallowing, 1, (1), 2021, p45 - 53, Notes: [DOI: 10.3233/ACS-210025], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Baijens L, Walshe M, Aaltonen A.......Clave P, European White Paper: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer., European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 278, 2021, p577 - 616, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cattaneo C, Flynn E, Walshe M, Fidelity in Interventions for Parkinson's Disease: A Systematic Review, Dysphagia , 2021, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  Handle
Speyer R, Cordier R, Farneti D, Nascimento W, Pilz W, Verin E, Walshe M, Woisard V, White Paper by the European Society for Swallowing Disorders: Screening and Non Instrumental Assessment for Dysphagia in Adults, Dysphagia, March , 2021, p1 - 17, Notes: [early online ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  Handle

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Gillman A, Hayes M; Sheaf G, Walshe M, Reynolds JV, Regan J, Exercise-Based Dysphagia Rehabilitation for Adults with Oesophageal Cancer: a Systematic Review, Dysphagia, 10th ESSD Congress, 2020, 2022, Poster, PUBLISHED
Radtke J, Tampoukari E, Harpur I, Walshe M , 'Protocol for Epidemiology Of Dysphagia In Adults With Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis', Submitted to PROSPERO, 2021, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Hirschwald J, Hofacker J, Duncan, SA, Walshe M, , 'Swallowing Outcome Measures in Dysphagia Interventions in Parkinson's Disease: Protocol for a Scoping Review', TCD , 2021, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Walshe M, Battel I, Intervention for Dysphagia post Covid-19: Overview with Single Case Study, 38th ESSD Live Stream Webinar , Virtual , 20th July , 2020, European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Dooley S, Walshe M , Management of Cognitive Communication Difficulties in Dementia: A Cross Sectional Survey of Speech and Language Therapists , 2020, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
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


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Award Date
Trinity Fellow 2022
IASLT Mentorship Award 2021
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.