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Our Research

The TCD Swallowing and Voice Centre is interested in all aspects of interdisciplinary dysphagia research.

Some emerging research themes in our to date include:

  1. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical dysphagia evaluation
  2. Evidence of existing dysphagia interventions
  3. Validation of novel instrumental dysphagia evaluations
  4. Challenges of living with dysphagia

Students dissertation topics

Click here to see the dissertation titles of past PhD and MSc (Dysphagia) students and related publications.

Conference posters and presentation

From this page you can browse and download most recent conference abstracts and presentation from Trinity Dysphagia Center Students and Researchers.

Moloney J. & Real J. Shaping the Future: The Role of the Speech and Language
Therapist in Specialist Palliative Care Services

Duncan S., Blackwood B., McAuley DF., Walshe M. Prevalence, pathophysiology and treatment of dysphagia in cardiac surgical intensive care patients following tracheostomy and / or prolonged intubation: A case series.

8th ESSD Congress European Society for Swallowing Disorders Annual Congress 2018 25-29 September 2018 Dublin, Ireland

Gilheany O., Walshe M. Oral Stage Dysphagia In Adults Presenting With Temporomandibular Disorders

Kenny C., Regan J., Walsh T. D. Dysphagia in solid cancer: prevalence and predictors

Kenny C., Regan J., Walsh T. D. Dysphagia in solid cancer: clinical characteristics and impact

Koutsouridis K., Ioannou M., Walshe M. Are Pharmacological Interventions Effective For Drooling In Children With Cerebral Palsy? A Systematic Review Of Evidence.

Aldeghather S., Gilroy G., Walshe M. Caregivers’ Experiences of Feeding and Swallowing Problems in Children with 22q11 Deletion Syndrome

Bhagwat A., Manduchi B. Walshe M. Effectiveness of Chin Tuck in Prevention of Aspiration in Acquired Neurological Population: A Systematic Review

Casey G. & Moloney J.Dysphagia in Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism: An emerging role for Speech and Language Therapists

Greene Z. & Walshe M. Saving Bed Days In Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) By Supporting Feeding Progression And Discharge: Cost Savings Calculations.

Greene Z., Cunningham C., O’Neill F., Cotter C.Evaluation of a Pilot Programme for Training Nursing Staff in Administering the R.O.S.E. Infant Oral Feeding Screening Tool

Manduchi B., Fainman G., Walshe M. Managing Swallowing Disorders in Adults With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

Powell S., Fainman G., Walshe M.The Nature of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in the Five Most Common Subtypes of Dementia: A Systematic Review

Ioannou M., Koutsouridis K., Walshe M. Interventions for dysphagia associated with Upper Oesophageal Sphincter dysfunction in Inclusion Body Myositis Patients: A Systematic Review

Battel I., Calvo I., Walshe, M. Biofeedback To Improve The Safety And Efficiency Of Swallowing Functions In PeopleWith Parkinson’s Disease And Dysphagia: A Systematic Review

7th ESSD Congress and WDS
European Society for Swallowing Disorders Annual Congress 2017 and World Dysphagia Summit
18-23 September 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Higgins E. & Regan J.  Exploring the Effects of Carbonation on Swallow Safety in Adults With Neurogenic Dysphagia: A FEES Study

Mavrea, S & Regan J. Perceptual and Acoustic Evaluation of Pitch Elevation to Predict Aspiration Status Ii Adults With Dysphagia Of Various Aetiologies/Beyond Stroke

O’ Hara B., Daly D., Regan J.Decision-Making Means to Me… I Can Decide… What I Eat’’: Exploring Experiences of Decision-Making in Adults with Cerebral Palsy and Dysphagia- An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Moloney J. & Walshe M.The Beliefs and Practices of Speech and Language Therapists Regarding Quality of Life Issues In Dysphagia Management – An International Survey

Battel I., Calvo I., Koch I., Walshe M.The Italian Version of Fois (Fois-It): A Study of Cross Cultural Translation and Validation

Gilheaney O., Zgaga L., Stassen L. F. A., Walshe M. ‘‘Eating Is My Worst Nightmare’’: The Epidemiological Investigation of Oral Stage Dysphagia in Adult Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders

Recent Publications

-Walshe M, Huckabee ML, Clinical Cases in Dysphagia, UK, Routledge, 2018

-Flynn E, Smith CH, Walsh CD, Walshe M, Modifying the consistency of food and fluids for swallowing difficulties in dementia, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 24(9), 2018, CD011077

-Gilheaney O, Kerr P. Walshe M, The use of modified diet by adults with temporomandibular disorders: systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 64(5), 2018, p249-254
-Battel I, Calvo I, Walshe M, Cross-Cultural Validation of the Italian Version of the Functional Oral Intake Scale, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 70(3-4), 2018, p117-123

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

Kenny, C., Gilheaney, O, Walsh, D, Regan, J., Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Evaluation Tools in Adults with Solid Malignancies Outside the Head and Neck and Upper GI Tract: A Systematic Review, Dysphagia, 2018

Gilheaney O, Stassen L. Walshe M, Prevalence, Nature and Management of oral stage dysphagia in adults with temporomandibular joint disorders: Findings from an Irish cohort , Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2018

Walshe M, Ryan M, Regan J, Screening for Dysphagia: Perspectives and practices of speech and language therapists in the Republic of Ireland. , Folia Phoniatrica , 69, (5-6), 2017, p226 - 238

Zarkada, A., Regan, J., Inter-rater Reliability of the Dysphagia Outcome and Severity Scale (DOSS): Effects of Clinical Experience, Audio-Recording and Training, Dysphagia, 2017

Regan, J, Lawson, S, De Aguair, The Eating Assessment Tool-10 Predicts Aspiration in Adults with Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Dysphagia, 32, (5), 2017, p714 - 720

Greene Z, O Donnel C, Walshe M. Oral stimulation for promoting oral feeding in preterm infants
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, 2016

Hill F, 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, p1 - 17Review, 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

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

Regan, J., Walshe, M., Timon, C., & McMahon, B. P. (2015). Endoflip® evaluation of pharyngo‐oesophageal segment tone and swallowing in a clinical population: a total laryngectomy case series. Clinical Otolaryngology40(2), 121-129.