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Margaret Walshe
Associate Professor, Clin Speech & Language Studies

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gilheaney Ó., Zgaga L., Harpur I., Sheaf G., Kiefer L., Béchet S., Walshe M., The Prevalence of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Adults Presenting with Temporomandibular Disorders Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, Dysphagia, 32, (5), 2017, p587 - 600 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Bree K, Sheehy A, Walshe M, Family carers' lived experience of oropharyngeal dysphagia as a primary result of multiple sclerosis , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15 October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp171 Published Abstract, 2017

Gilheaney O, Zgaga L, Harpur I, Sheaf G, Kiefer L, Bechet S, Walshe M, Prevalence of OD in Adults with TMD associated with RA: Examining the evidence, Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15 October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp178 Published Abstract, 2017

Gilheaney O, Zgaga L, Harpur I, Sheaf G, Kiefer L, Bechet S, Walshe M, Prevalence of OD in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis and TMD: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis, Dysphagia, 32, (5), 2017, p587 - 600 Journal Article, 2017

Ryan M, Walshe M, Swallow Screening in the Republic of Ireland: Speech and Language Therapists' Practices, Opportunities and Challenges , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15th October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp137- Published Abstract, 2017

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, Early online, 2017, pdoi:10.1111/1460-6984.12332 Journal Article, 2017

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 , 2017 Journal Article, 2017

McArdle B, Weisinger C, Humphreys C, Walshe M, Free Water Protocols for Adults with Dysphagia: Establishing the evidence for implementation, Dysphagia , 6th ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 14-15th October , 2017, pp167- Conference Paper, 2017

Kiefer L, Walshe M, Dysphagia in Myasthenia Gravis , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15 October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp176 Published Abstract, 2017

Hill F, Miller N, Walsh R, Mockler D, McDowell R, Walshe M, Is botulinum toxin effective as an intervention for drooling in idiopathic parkinson's disease: Deciphering the evidence , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15 October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp163- Published Abstract, 2017

Sinclair J, Greene Z, Cotter C. Brogan L, O'Neill F, Walshe M, Perspectives of Nursing Staff on the Readiness, Oral Skills, Safe, Efficient ( ROSE) Feeding Checklist: Towards establishing validity , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15thOctober 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp138- Published Abstract, 2017

Quigley K, Walshe M, Free Water Protocol use in Republic of Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15 October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp197 Published Abstract, 2017

Gilheaney O, Zgaga L, Harpur I, Kerr P, Walshe M, 'Prevalence of OD in Adults with TMD: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis', PROSPERO International Register of Systematic Reviews, NHS National Institute for Health Research , 2017, - 1-5 Protocol or guideline, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

Stack A, Walshe M, Oromotor and Feeding Patterns in Children with Down Syndrome: An epidemiology Study, Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15th October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp153- Published Abstract, 2017

Brogan L, Leavy D, Walshe M, Development and Validation of the ROC Scale in Adults with Intellectual Disability , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12h-15thOctober 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp135- Published Abstract, 2017

Battel I, Calvo I, Harpur I, Lawler M, Walshe M, 'Biofeedback to improve the safety and efficiency of the swallow function in people with Parkinson's disease and dysphagia', PROSPERO International Register of Systematic Reviews, NHS National Institute for Health Research , 2017, - 1-5 Protocol or guideline, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Kiefer L, Humphreys C, Prikladnicki A, Walshe M, Investigating the use of FEES by SLTs in Swallowing Assessments in UK, Brazil and Republic of Ireland , Dysphagia, ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12-15 October 2016, 32, (1), 2017, pp143- Published Abstract, 2017

Dooley S, Walshe M , Assessing Functional Retained Communication Skills in Dementia: A Scoping review, SPHeRE Conference , RCSI, Dublin, 12th January , 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

McEntee A, Walshe M, La Morgia F, , Evaluating the effectiveness of a dysphagia training programme in a residential care setting: Applicability of the Kirkpatrick model. , Dysphagia , Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp260- Published Abstract, 2016

Henriques F, Walshe M, La Morgia F, Examining speech and language therapy services for people with lung cancer: International practice and key challenges, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp280- Poster, 2016

Gilheaney O, Kerr P, Bechet S, Walshe M, Effectiveness of endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy in adults with neurological disease: systematic review, Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 130, (12), 2016, p1077 - 1085 Journal Article, 2016

Furey S, La Morgia F, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of cervical auscultation in the identification of oropharyngeal aspiration: A systematic review, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250 - 250 Published Abstract, 2016

Walshe M, Regan J, Looking for Evidence: Rehabilitation Management based on FEES and VFS, 6th ESSD Congress, Milan, Italy, 12th October, 2016, European Society for Swallowing Disorders Invited Talk, 2016

Woods R, Constantinou A, Walshe M, The diagnostic accuracy of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability for detecting dysphagia and aspiration in a cohort of people with Multiple Sclerosis, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250- Published Abstract, 2016

Jazzar O, Walshe M, Role and current practice of SLTs in NICUs in Saudi Arabia: A national survey , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp280- Poster, 2016

Baijens L, Clave P, Cras P, Ekberg O, Forster A, Kolb G, Leners JC, Masiero S, Mateos-Nazal, Ortega O, Smithard G, Speyer R, Walshe M, European Society for Swallowing Disorders- European Union Geriatric Medicine Society White Paper: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia as a Geriatric Syndrome, Clinical Intervention in Aging, 11, 2016, p1403 - 1428 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Gilheaney O, Harpur I, Sheaf G, Zgaga L, Walshe M, 'The Prevalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults presenting with temporomandibular disorders and rheumatoid arthritis: Systematic review and meta analysis ', PROSPERO International Register of Systematic Reviews, NHS National Institute for Health Research , NHS National Institute for Health Research , 2016, - 1-6 Protocol or guideline, 2016 URL

Hill F, Miller N, Walsh RA, Mockler D, McDowell R, Walshe M, Botulinum toxin for drooling in Parkinson's disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 10, 2016 Review, 2016

Bechet S, Hill F, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of the Modified Evan's Blue Dye Test in detecting aspiration in patients with tracheostomy: A systematic review. , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp250- Published Abstract, 2016

Greene Z, O Donnel C, Walshe M, Oral stimulation for promoting oral feeding in preterm infants, Cochrane Database of Sstematic Reviews, 9, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Barrett A, Carey A, Walshe M, A Mixed Methods Study Examining the Experiences of dysphagia for people with MS, Dysphagia , Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, (31), 2016, pp298- Poster, 2016

Calvo I, Conway A, Henriques F, Walshe M, The Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Feeding Evaluations in detecting aspiration in children: A diagnostic test accuracy systematic review , Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology , 2016, p314- Journal Article, 2016

Walshe M, Dooley S, Hopper T, Doyle R, McCabe R, Moore M, O'Neill D, Profiling communication ability in people with dementia: development of a new instrument to inform management of cognitive communication difficulties, Age and Ageing, Irish Gerontological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Killarney, 30 Sept - 1 Oct, 45, (Supplement 2), 2016, ppii3 - ii3 Meeting Abstract, 2016 DOI URL

Walshe M, Regan J, Conducting a Cochrane Systematic Review of Interventions, HSCP - HSE Annual Conference, Dublin , 16th November , 2016, HSE Invited Talk, 2016

McCague E, Kerrigan O, Walshe M. , Validation of the TOMASS in healthy Irish adults, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp304- Poster, 2016

Kerrigan O, Walshe M, Botulinum toxin as an intervention for drooling in children with cerebral palsy" A systematic review , Dysphagia , Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp294- Poster, 2016

Carey A, Barrett A, Walshe M, Finger stimulation protocols prior to oral or gavage feeds to promote oral feeding in pre term infants , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp294- Poster, 2016

Gilheaney O, Kerr P, Bechet S, Walshe M. , Effectiveness of endoscopic CP Myotomy on UES dysfunction in adults with neurological dysphagia , Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp318- Poster, 2016

Bechet S, Hill F, Gilheaney O, Walshe M, Diagnostic accuracy of the Modified Evan's Blue Dye Test in Detecting Aspiration in Patients with Tracheostomy: A systematic review of the evidence, Dysphagia, Early online, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Greene Z and Walshe M, Oral Stimulation for Promoting Oral Feeding in Preterm Infants, World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group, Florence, Italy , 9th November , 2016, World Health Organisation Invited Talk, 2016

Flynn E, Smith C, Walsh C, Walshe M, Modification of food and fluid consistency for swallowing difficulties in dementia, Dysphagia, Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 1st - 3rd Oct 2015, 31, 2016, pp319- Poster, 2016

Regan J, Walshe M, Timon C, McMahon B, Endoflip: Evaluation of pharyngo-oesophageal segment tone and swallowing in a clinical population: A total laryngectomy series. , Clinical Otolaryngology, 40, (2), 2015, p121 - 129 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Conway A, Gilheaney O, McTiernan K, Walshe M, Validating a Novel Tongue Pressure Measurement Device: Research challenges , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Belgium, Oct 23rd 25th 2014, 30, 2015, pp242- Conference Paper, 2015

Walshe M, Harding C, Rehabilitating Dysphagia in Children: Current evidence and directions for research , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Oct 23rd - 25th 2014, 30, 2015, pp213- Conference Paper, 2015

Senekki-Florent P, Karaoili C, & Walshe M, Pre-Term Infants in Cyprus: A large epidemiological study, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 22nd - 23rd Oct 2014, 30, (2), 2015, pp223- Conference Paper, 2015

Calvo I, Conway A, Walshe M, The Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Feeding Evaluation in Detecting Aspiration in Children: Exploring the Evidence, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 22nd - 23rd Oct 2014, 30, 2015, pp213- Conference Paper, 2015

Conway A, Walshe M, Management of Non Progressive Dysarthria: Practice patterns of speech and language therapists in the Republic of Ireland , International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50, (3), 2015, p374 - 388 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Constantinou A, Pantzaris M, Nzani E, Tziakouri C, Walshe M, Dysphagia in Multiple Sclerosis: Prevalence, Nature and Associated Risk Factors, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 22nd -23rd Oct 2014, 30, (2), 2015, pp230- Conference Paper, 2015

O' Reilly A, Walshe M , Perspectives on the role of the speech and language therapist in palliative care, , Palliative Medicine, 29, (8), 2015, p756 - 761 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Flynn E, Walshe M, Respiratory Parameters in Healthy Adults: Impact of bolus presentation and carbonation , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 22nd - 23rd Oct 2014, 30, (2), 2015, pp225- Conference Paper, 2015

Hill F, McCabe D, Murphy SM, Walsh RA, Walshe M, Respiratory Swallow Phase Patterns and Swallow Apnoea Duration in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 22nd - 23rd Oct 2014, 30, (2), 2015, pp232- Conference Paper, 2015

Woods B, Walshe M, Constantinou A, Diagnostic Accuracy of the MASA for detecting dysphagia in a cohort of people with MS , Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, Dublin, April 23rd - 24th., 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Walshe M, O' Connor C, Constantinou A, Psychological and Social Impact of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia on People with Multiple Sclerosis, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th Sept 2013, 29, 2014, pp139 Conference Paper, 2014

Seehaus S, Wicke K, Walshe M, Reference Standard Tools for Evaluating New Tongue Pressure Instruments: Issues and Challenges. , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th Sept 2013, 29, 2014, pp166 Poster, 2014

Leavy D, Barragry L, O' Connor S, Walshe M, Developing a Scale to Identify Choking Risk for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Initial Pilot Data, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th Sept 2013, 29, 2014, pp136 Conference Paper, 2014

Regan J, Murphy A, Chiang M, McMahon BP, Coughlan T, Walshe M., Botulinum toxin for upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction in neurological swallowing disorders. , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , ( Issue 5. ), 2014 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Walshe M , Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Disease, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 29, (9), 2014, p1265 - 1271 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Chiang M, Walshe M, Rehabilitation for Upper Oesophageal Dysfunction for Adults with Neurological Dysphagia: An Evidence Based Systematic Review, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th Sept 2013, 29, 2014, pp149 Conference Paper, 2014

Wicke K, Senekki-Florent P, Walshe M, Nature, Risk and Prevalence of Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties in Preterm Infants, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th Sept 2013, 29, 2014, pp160 Poster, 2014

Perry A, Casey V, Conway R, McCormack J, Hickey C, Ni Chualain C, Walshe M, The Oropress: A new safe valid reliable wireless tool for measuring swallowing and isometric pressures, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Malmo, Sweden, 12-14th Sept 2013, 2014 Poster, 2014

Flynn E, Smith C, Walsh C, Walshe M, Modifying the consistency of food and fluids for swallowing difficulties in dementia, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2014 Review Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Flynn E, Walshe M, Smith C, Walsh C, Modification of Food Consistency to Prevent Aspiration in People with Dementia: A protocol, Cochrane in Ireland 2014, Dublin , January 2014, 2014 Poster, 2014

Regan J, Walshe M, Rommel N, McMahon B, Tack, J, New measures of upper esophageal sphincter distensibility and opening patterns during swallowing in health subjects using EndoFlip , Neurogastroenterology Motility, 25, (1), 2013, pe25 - e34 Journal Article, 2013

Downes S, Walshe M, Curran A, Practice patterns in tracheostomy management amongst SLTs in Republic of Ireland. Can we do better?, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, 18-19 April, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Tegou G, Stravou K, Dagdilis L. Walshe M, Carbonated liquids as a compensatory strategy for people with dysphagia post stroke, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27th October 2012, 28, 2013, pp299 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Greene Z, O' Donnell C, Walshe M, Oral Stimulation Techniques In Preterm Infants - International Research Challenges, Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 19, 2013, p168 - 174 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Walshe M , Lingual exercise in people with oropharyngeal dysphagia post stroke: Are we wasting our time?, Irish Association of Speech and lLanguage Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, 18-19 April, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

Sakellariou V, Walshe M, Medication Swallowing Difficulties reported by adults with IPD and dysphagia, Dysphagia, European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27th October 2012, 28, 2013, pp314- Poster, 2013

O' Reilly A, Dolan M, Lawson S, O Neill D, Walshe M , Evaluating the communication environment for people with dementia in the acute hospital environment, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, 18-19 April, 2013 Poster, 2013

Conway A, Walshe M, Working with non progressive dysarthria in Ireland, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, 18-19 April, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

Greene Z, O' Donnell C, Walshe M, Teaching preterm infants to suck and feed: Do oral stimulation interventions make a difference?, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27th October 2012, (28), 2013, pp290 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Regan J, Walshe M, Rommel N, & McMahon B, Non radiological measurement of extent and duration of UES opening during swallowing , Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27th October 2012, 28, 2013, pp292 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Regan J, Walshe M, Rommel N, & McMahon B, A new evaluation of the upper esophageal sphincter using the functional lumen imaging probe: - A preliminary report, Diseases of the Esophagus, 26, (2), 2013, p117 - 123 Journal Article, 2013

Lettanneux A, Walshe M, Viallet F & Pinto S, The Dysarthria Impact Profile: A preliminary French experience with Parkinson's disease., Parkinson's Disease - Rehabilitation and Parkinson's Disease (2013 Special Issue)., 2013, p1-6 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Downes S, Curran A, Walshe M, Clinical Consistency in Tracheostomy Management in ROI, Dysphagia , European Society of Swallowing Disorders Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 26-27th October 2012, 28, 2013, pp296 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI

Greene Z, Senekki-Florent P, Walshe M, Feeding and Swallowing in the preterm infant: Clinical and research challenges , Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, 18-19 April, 2013 Oral Presentation, 2013

Walshe M, Smith M, Pennington L, Botulinum toxin as an effective treatment for drooling in children with cerebral palsy: a review of the evidence, UK Swallow Research Group, London, 16-17th February , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Senekki-Florent P & Walshe M, Profile of Preterm Infants admitted to a NICU in Cyprus (2009-2010), Dysphagia , Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 7th - 10th March , 27, 2012, pp613- Conference Paper, 2012

Walshe M, Traditional Interventions for Dysphagia: Perspectives from Ireland and the UK, Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 7-10th March , 2012, Dysphagia Research Society Invited Talk, 2012

Neuromuscular Conditions in, editor(s)RD Newman & J Nightingale , Videofluoroscopy - A Multidisciplinary Approach, San Diego, Plural Publishing , 2012, [Regan, J & Walshe M] Book Chapter, 2012

Greene Z, Walshe M, O' Donnell C, Effects of Oral Stimulation for Oral Feeding in Pre-term Infants, 2012 Review Article, 2012 DOI

Gialatzopoulou E & Walshe M, Dysphagia practice in Greece: International comparisons, UK Swallow Research Group, London, 16-17th February, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Regan J, Walshe M, McMahon B, Current Evaluation of Upper Oesophageal Sphincter Opening in Dysphagia Practice: An International SLT Survey, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47, (2), 2012, p156 - 167 Journal Article, 2012

Regan J, Walshe M, Murphy A, McMahon B, Coughlan T. , Botulinum toxin for upper oesophageal sphincter dysfunction in neurological swallowing disorders, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Regan J, Walshe M, McMahon B, challenges in evaluating the upper esophageal sphincter in dysphagia practice, Dysphagia , Dysphagia Research Society , Austin Texas USA, March 2011, 26, 2012, pp454- Conference Paper, 2012

Walshe M, Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Disease, European Society for Swallowing Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, 27th October , 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Walshe M, Smith M, Pennington L, Interventions for drooling in children with cerebral palsy., Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online), 2, 2012, pCD008624 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Regan J, Walshe M, Murphy A, McMahon B, Coughlan T, Botulinum toxin for UES dysfunction, UK Swallow Research Group, London , 16-17th February, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Sdravou K, Walshe M, Dagdilelis L, Effects of carbonated liquids on oropharyngeal swallowing measures in people with neurogenic dysphagia, Dysphagia, 27, 2012, p240 - 250 Journal Article, 2012

Regan J, Walshe M, McMahon B, Use of Functional Lumen Imaging Probe to Measure Extent and Duration of UES Opening , Dysphagia Research Society , San Antonio, Texas USA, March 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Regan J, Walshe M, McMahon B, Instrumental evaluation of the upper oesophageal sphincter in dysphagia practice: Satisfaction amongst Irish SLTs. , Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, November 24th & 25th, 2011 Poster, 2011

Dolan M, Walshe M, Lawson S, Sowman, R, O' Neill D. , Opportunities and barriers to communication for people with dementia in the acute hospital setting , Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, November 24th & 25th, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Miller N, Andrew S, Noble E & Walshe M , Changing perceptions of self as a communicator in Parkinson's Disease: a longitudinal follow-up study, Disability and Rehabilitation , 33, (3), 2011, p204 - 210 Journal Article, 2011

Walshe, M, Smith, M & Pennington L, Approaches to managing drooling in children with cerebral palsy: Systematic review of the evidence , Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, November 24th & 25th, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Gialatzpoulou E, Walshe M, Dysphagia evaluation practices of SLTs in Greece: Clinical assessment and instrumental decision making, Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial Conference , Dublin, November 24th & 25th, 2011 Poster, 2011

Walshe M & Miller N, Living with Acquired Dysarthria: The speaker's perspective, Disability and Rehabilitation , 33, (3 ), 2011, p195 - 203 Journal Article, 2011

Regan J, Walshe M & McMahon B, Working Towards an Objective and Reliable Evaluation of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter, UK Swallowing Research Group, London UK, 4th - 5th February, 2010 Poster, 2010

Leahy,M., McTiernan, K,, Smith, MM,, Sloane, P,. Walsh, I,, Walshe, M,, Ni Cholmain, C. , Foundation studies in education for therapy practice: curriculum updating, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica: Special Education Issue., 62, (2), 2010, p255 - 259 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Walshe M, Smith M, Pennington L. , Interventions for drooling in children with cerebral palsy (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD008624. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008624., 2010 Review Article, 2010 DOI

Walshe, M. Peach, R & Miller N , Communicative Participation and Motor Speech Disorders: , American Speech and Hearing Association, Philadelphia USA, 19th November , 2010 Oral Presentation, 2010

McWeeney C, Walshe M & Hardiman O, The Experience of Dysphagia in People with Motor Neurone Disease and Its Impact on Their Quality of Life, UK Swallowing Research Group, London, UK, 4th - 5th February, 2010 Poster, 2010

Walshe, M , The Psychosocial Impact of Dysarthria: what do we know? , Social Perspectives in Acquired Communication Disorders, University College London UK, 15th -16th June , 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Regan J, Walshe M, Tobin WO , Immediate Effects of Thermal-Tactile Stimulation on Timing of Swallow in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease., Dysphagia , 25, (3), 2010, p207 - 215 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

The Psychosocial Impact of Acquired Motor Speech Disorders in, editor(s)Lowit, A & Kent, R , Assessment of Motor Speech Disorders, San Diego, Plural Publishing, 2010, [Margaret Walshe] Book Chapter, 2010

Walshe, M. Peach, R & Miller N , Psychometric properties of the Dysarthria Impact Profile, Conference on Motor Speech , Savannah, Georgia USA, 4-7th March, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Walshe, M , Dysarthria Following Stroke: Challenges for Evidence Based Practice, Symposium on Communication following Stroke, Mater Hospital, 14-15th October , 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Hill, F, Walshe M & Counihan, C, Evaluating Social Networks as a Measure of Participation Following Onset of Dysarthria , Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, Georgia USA, 4-7th March, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Walshe, M., Peach, R.,& Miller, N., The Dysarthria Impact Profile: Validation of an instrument to measure psychosocial impact in dysarthria , International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44, (5), 2009, p693 - 715 Journal Article, 2009

Regan J, Walshe M, McMahon B, Evaluation of Upper Oesophageal Sphincter Opening: Room for Improvement , IASLT Biennial Conference , Galway , 22nd - 23rd October , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Sowman R, Peach, R & Walshe M, Hidden Complexities: What underlies the use of referential communication in Alzheimer's Disease, RCSLT Scientific Conference , London UK , 17th - 18th March , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Healy A & Walshe M, Swallow Screening in Acute Hospital Care: Preparing the Groundwork , IASLT Biennial Conference, Galway Ireland , 22nd - 23rd October , 2009 Poster, 2009

Healy, A & Walshe M. , Water Swallow Tests: A Critical Appraisal , Focus on Feeding Conference , Dublin, 12th March , 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Regan, J & Walshe, M, Thermal tactile stimulation- "Throwing the baby out with the bathwater", Physical Reviews, Rehabilitation and Research Society Meeting, University of Ulster, Belfast, NI, April 2007, 13, (2), 2008, pp127- Conference Paper, 2008

Walshe, M., Miller, N., Leahy, M. & Murray, A, Intelligibility of Dysarthric Speech: Exploring the Perceptions of Dysarthric Speakers, Speech-Language Pathologists and Naïve Listeners, International Journal of Communication and Language Disorders, 43, (6), 2008, p633 - 648 Journal Article, 2008

Regan, J & Walshe, M , Thermal Tactile Stimulation in people with ideopathic Parkinson's disease, IASLT Biennial Conference , Kilkenny, Ireland, March 7-9, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Walshe, M , Update on the management of dysphagia after stroke, Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke, Dublin, 26th May , 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Walshe, M, The impact of acquired neurological dysarthria on the speaker's self-concept, Journal Of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 12/13, 2004, p9 - 33 Journal Article, 2004

Walshe, M, Ni Loinsigh, S., Do we need a hospital-based post to provide a domiciliary speech and language therapy service?, Journal Of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 7, (1), 1997, p72 - 89 Journal Article, 1997

McGuinness, A., Walshe, M., Dysphagia Management: A Team Approach, Health and Nutrition, 2, (2), 1996, p15 - 16 Journal Article, 1996

The management of dysphagia and dribbling in MND in, The Management of Motor Neurone Disease, London, The Ciba Foundation, 1991, [Walshe, M.] Book Chapter, 1991

Stroudley, J., Walshe, M., Radiological assessment of dysphagia in Parkinson's disease, British Journal of Radiology, 64, 1991, p890 - 893 Journal Article, 1991

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Walshe M, Management of Dysphagia in Acute Stroke, European Stroke Organisation Congress, Prague, 15th - 18th May , 2017, ESOC Invited Talk, 2017

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, 2016

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, 2005

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, 2005

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, 2004

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, 2004

Walshe, M, Review: Head Injury: A Practical Guide (Revised Edition) (T. Powell, 2004), Journal of Clinical Speech & Language Studies, 14, 2004, p132-134 Review, 2004

Walshe, M , Review of Visual Analogue Self-Esteem Scale (Brumfitt & Sheeran, 1999), UPDATE (IASLT), (November ), 2004, p45-47 Review, 2004

Research Expertise

Description

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.

Projects

  • Title
    • Botulinum toxin to reduce drooling in people with Parkinson's disease
  • Summary
    • Fiona Hill, Senior SLT at Tallaght Hospital is the PI on this project. My role is that of supervisor.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • January 2015
  • Date To
    • January 2017
  • Title
    • Methods to improve physical health in people with schizophrenia: an overview of Cochrane and Non Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • Summary
    • Jule Broderick, Assistant Professor, School of Physiotherapy is the PI on this project. My role is that of supervisor.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • January 2015
  • Date To
    • January 2017
  • Title
    • Examining the Concurrent Validity of the Oropress
  • Summary
    • PI with undergraduate JS student Orla Gilheaney
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • June 2013
  • Date To
    • August 2013
  • Title
    • Diet modification for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults with dementia
  • Summary
    • This project is in collaboration with Ms Eadaoin Flynn, Dr Cathal Walsh TCD and Dr Christina Smith UCL, London UK
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • December 2012
  • Date To
    • December 2014
  • Title
    • Systematic Review of Oromoror Interventions for Neonates
  • Summary
    • This project is in collaboration with Zelda Greene and Dr Colm O' Donnell.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • January 2011
  • Date To
    • January 2013
  • Title
    • Systematic Review of Interventions in Drooling for Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Summary
    • Cochrane Fellowship.
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • January 2009
  • Date To
    • January 2011
  • Title
    • Towards an Objective and Reliable Evaluation of the Upper Oesophageal Sphincter
  • Summary
    • This project is in collaboration with Julie Regan, PhD Student and Dr Barry McMahon,School of Medicine, TCD
  • Funding Agency
    • HRB
  • Date From
    • September 2009
  • Date To
    • September 2013
  • Title
    • Evaluation of the Health Services Executive Northern Area Speech and Language Therapy Waiting list Initiative
  • Summary
    • In January 2003, the Speech and Language Therapy Service in the HSE Northern Area introduced a new waiting list initiative in an attempt to deal with the crisis of long waiting lists for assessment and therapy. This project was commissioned to evaluate the impact of this initiative and to examine its effectiveness.
  • Funding Agency
    • HSE Northern Area
  • Date From
    • September 2004
  • Date To
    • March 2005
  • Title
    • The Role of Videofluoroscopy in Influencing Dysphagia Management
  • Summary
    • This retrospective study examined the factors that influenced decision making in people with dysphagia who had undergone videofluoroscopy at Charing Cross Hospital, London.
  • Funding Agency
    • North Thames Regional Authority, UK
  • Date From
    • October 1990
  • Date To
    • October 1991
  • Title
    • Investigating the Feasibility of Domiciliary Based Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • Summary
    • This qualitative study examined the difficulties people with acquired neurological communication diorders experience in attending outpatient speech and language therapy clinics and examined the service delivery options for this client group within the Dublin area.
  • Funding Agency
    • The Monkstown Trust
  • Date From
    • September 1995
  • Date To
    • March 1996

Keywords

Acquired Motor Speech Disorders; Communication Difficulties following Stroke; Dysphagia; Evidence based practice; Outcome measures; Swallowing Disorders

Recognition

Representations

Board Member of European Society of Swallowing Disorders 2012 - to date

Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Clinical Advisory Group in Dysarthria 1997-1999

Member of IASLT Dysphagia Competency Committee 2007 to 2010

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

Awards and Honours

HRB Cochrane Fellow 2009

Memberships

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