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Patricia Noonan Walsh

Professor of Disability Studies

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Tel: +353 1 716
Email: patricia.walsh@ucd.ie

Biography

Patricia Noonan Walsh is NDA Professor of Disability Studies at UCD.  Qualified in both clinical psychology and special education, she is a Fellow and Vice-President of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID).  She serves on the editorial boards of: the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disability, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Practice and Policy in Intellectual Disabilities, REACH - Journal of Special Education in Ireland; and the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Professor Walsh is Principal Investigator in a collaborative 14 country project, Pomona -2 (2005-2008), funded by the European Commission-Directorate G-Public Health to operationalize and apply a set of health indicators for people with intellectual disabilities <www.pomonaproject.org>. She is a member of the DG-Public Health Working Party on Morbidity and Mortality.  In Ireland,  she serves on the CSO's disability consultative group and the expert group to advise the Enhancing Disability Services initiative convened within the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform.  Professor Walsh was appointed to the National Council for Special Education by the Minister for Education and Science in January 2007.

Publications

Books

Vianne Timmons and Patricia Noonan Walsh (eds); (2010) A Long Walk to School: International perspectives on inclusive education. Rotterdam: SensePublisher. Available Online [Details]
Carr, A., O'Reilly, G., Walsh, PN & McEvoy, J.; (2007) Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Walsh, PN & Gash, H. (Eds); (2004) Lives and Times: Practice, Policy and People with Disability. Dublin: Rathdown Press. [Details]
Walsh, PN & LeRoy, B.; (2004) Women with Disabilities Aging Well -A Global View. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes. [Details]
Walsh, PN & Heller, T (Eds); (2002) Health of Women with Intellectual Disabilities. Oxford: Blackwell. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Walsh, P.N. and Hall, L.; (2010) 'The Next Steps' In: Vianne Timmons and Patricia Noonan Walsh (eds). A Long Walk to School: Global Perspectives on Inclusive Education. Rotterdam: SensePublishers. Available Online [Details]
Dodd, Philip and Walsh, P.N.; (2009) 'Community Care' In: A. Hassiotis, Andrea Barron and Ian Hall (eds) (eds). Intellectual Disability Psychiatry. A practical handbook. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons: Wiley-Blackwell. Available Online [Details]
Dodd, P. and Walsh, P.N. ; (2009) 'Community Care' In: A. Hassiotis (eds). The Intellectual Disability Psychiatry Handbook: A practical guide. London: John Wiley & Sons. [Details]
Walsh, PN & Linehan, C.; (2007) 'Living and Working in the Community' In: Carr, A., O'Reilly, G., Walsh, PN & McEvoy, J (eds). The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice. London: Routledge. Available Online [Details]
Walsh, PN and Linehan, C; (2007) 'A Gendered Approach to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' In: Brown, Ivan and Percy, Maire (eds). A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Baltimore MD, USA: Paul H. Brookes. Available Online [Details]
Walsh PN; (2005) 'Outside the box: Assessment for life and work in the community. Part 1: conceptual and contextual issues' In: Assessing Adults with IntellectualDisabilities: A service provider's guide. Oxford: BlackwellBPS. [Details]
Walsh PN; (2005) 'Assessment and employment of people with Intellectual Disabilities: Part 2 - Assessment strategies' In: Assessing Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A service provider's guide. Oxford: BlackwellBPS. [Details]
Walsh PN; (2005) 'Supported services' In: Encyclopedia of Disability - vol IV. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. [Details]
Emerson, E., Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Knapp, M, Walsh, PN & Hallam, A.; (2005) 'Costs and Outcomes of Community Residential Supports in England' In: RJ Stancliffe & KC Lakin (eds). Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Baltimore MD: Paul H. Brookes. Available Online [Details]
Walsh,P.N. and Conliffe, C.; (2004) 'New prospects: Ageing with intellectual disability' In: PN Walsh and H Gash (Eds) (eds). Lives and Times: Practice, Policy and People with Disability. Dublin: Rathdown Press. [Details]
Walsh, P.N. and Lynch, C.; (2004) 'Trends in employment' In: PN Walsh and H Gash (Eds) (eds). Lives and Times: Practice, Policy and People with Disability. Dublin: Rathdown Press. [Details]
Walsh, P.N.; (2003) 'Gender and Disability' In: Disability & Social Policy in Ireland. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Walsh P.N., Emerson, E., Lobb, C., Hatton, C. Bradley, V., Schalock , R.L. and Moseley, C.; (2010) 'Supported Accommodation for People With Intellectual Disabilities and Quality of Life: An Overview'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 7 (2):137-142. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Veenstra, Marja; Walsh, Patricia Noonan; Van Schrojenstein Lantman- deValk, HMJ; Haveman, M. J.; Kerr, MP Prof.; Weber, Germain; Salavador, Luis; Carmen-Cara, Alexandra; Azema, Bernard; Buono, Serafino; Germanavicius, Arunas; Tøssebro, Jan; Määttä, Tuomo; van Hove, Geert; Moravec, Dasa ; (2010) 'Sampling and ethical issues in a multicentre study on health of people with intellectual disabilities'. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63 (10):1091-1100. Available Online [Details]
Fahey, A., Walsh, P.N., Emerson, E. and Guerin, S. ; (2010) 'Characteristics, supports, and quality of life of Irish adults with intellectual disability in life-sharing residential communities'. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 35 (2):66-76. Available Online [Details]
C. Linehan, M.P. Kerr, P.N. Walsh, G. Brady, C. Kelleher, N. Delanty, F. Dawson, M. Glynn; (2010) 'Examining the prevalence of epilepsy and delivery of epilepsy care in Ireland'. Epilepsia, 51 (5):845-852. Available Online [Details]
Perry, J., Linehan, C., Kerr, M, Salvador-Carulla, L., Zeilinger, E., Weber, G., Walsh, P., van Schrojenstein Lantman-de-Valk, HMJ, Haveman, M., Azema, B., Buono, S., Carmen Câra, A., Germanavicius, A., Van Hove, G., Määttä, T., Moravec Berger, D. & Tossebrø, J. ; (2010) 'The P15 ¿ a multinational assessment battery for collecting data on health indicators relevant to adults with intellectual disabilities'. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
P.N. Walsh and Roy McConkey; (2009) 'Inclusive Health and People with Intellectual Disabilities'. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 38 :33-67. Available Online [Details]
Walsh, Patricia Noonan; (2008) 'Health indicators and intellectual disability'. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 21 (5):474-478. Available Online [Details]
Walsh, P.N. on behalf of the Pomona Group ; (2008) 'Applying an Indicator Set to Survey the Health of People With Intellectual Disabilities in Europe'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 5 (3):211-213. Available Online [Details]
Linehan, C., Walsh, P.N., Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, HMJ and Kerr, M.P. ; (2009) 'Are people with intellectual disabilities represented in European Public Health Surveys'. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, . [Details]
Van Schrojenstein Lantman de Valk, H.M.J. and Walsh, P.N. ; (2008) 'Managing health problems in people with intellectual disabilities'. British Medical Journal, :1408-1412. Available Online [Details]
McConkey, R., Abbott, S., Walsh, PN, Linehan, C. & Emerson, E.; (2007) 'Variations in the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in supported living schemes and residential settings'. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, 51 :207-217. Available Online [Details]
Walsh, PN; (2007) 'Cultural Influences on the Future'. Le Journal sur les Handicaps du Développment, 13 (2):75-78. Available Online [Details]
MacDonald, E., Fitzsimons, E. & Walsh, PN; (2007) 'Use of respite care and coping strategies among Irish families of children with intellectual disabilities'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF LEARNING DISABILITIES, . [Details]
Healy, D and Walsh, PN; (2007) 'Communication among nurses and adults with severe and profound intellectual disabilities: Predicted and observed strategies'. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11 :127-141. Available Online [Details]
Walsh, PN; (2005) 'Ageing and health issues in intellectual disabilities'. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 18 :502-506. [Details]
Walsh, P.N., Linehan, C., Kerr, M.P., Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H., Buono, S., Azema, B., Aussilloux, C., Maatta, T., Salvador-Carulla, L., Garrido-Cumbrera, M., van Hove, G., Bjorkman, M., Ceccotto, R., Kamper, M., Weber, G., Heiss, C., Haveman, M., Ulmer Jorgenson, F. O'Farrell, L.; (2005) 'Brief Research Report: Developing a Set of Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disabilities: POMONA Project'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2 (3&4):260-263. [Details]
Walsh, PN Linehan, C.; (2005) 'Developing a set of health indicators for people with intellectual disabilities: Pomona project'. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2 :260-263. [Details]
Lachapelle, Y., Wehmeyer, M.L., Haelewyck, M.-C., Courbois, Y., Keith, K.D., Schalock, R.L., Verdugo, M.-A., Walsh P.N.; (2005) 'The relationship between quality of life and self-determination: an internationala study'. JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY RESEARCH, 49 :740-744. [Details]
Walsh, P.N. [Kenny, M., Shevlin, M. Walsh, P.N., and McNeela, E.]; (2005) 'Accessing mainstream: examining the struggle for parents of children who have learning difficulties'. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS, (5):11-19. [Details]
O'Reilly, MF, Lacey, C, Noonan Walsh, P, Tiernan, R, Hillery, J, ; (2000) 'Aberrant behaviour of post-institutionalized children adopted from Romania by Irish families'. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 44 (NA):419-419. [Details]

Other Journals

Walsh, P.N. Linehan, C.; (2005) 'Europeans with Intellectual Disabilities: A Public Health Perspective' . [Details]

Conference Publications

Linehan, C., Walsh, P.N., Kerr, M. & Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H.; (2005) The Development of a European Set of Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disability (2002-2004) 13th European Conference of Public Health , 10-NOV-05 - 12-NOV-05 [Details]
Kerr, M., Walsh, P.N., Linehan, C., Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H.; (2005) Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disabilities in the Member States: POMONA I & POMONA II Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities 30th Anniversary , 13-SEP-05 - 13-SEP-05 [Details]
             

Reports

Heller, T., Parker, S., Cuk, V., Fisher, K., Walsh, P.N., R. McConkey and Devlieger, P. ; (2009) Chapter 4: Support Services.  In: World Report on Disability Services and Rehabilitation. Geneva: WHO.  . Reports [Details]
Walsh PN, Emerson E, Hatton C, Lobb C, Bradley V, Schalock RL, Moseley, C.; (2007) Supported Accommodation for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of Models. Dublin: Reports Available Online [Details]
Walsh, P.N & Linehan, C.; (2005) Europeans with Intellectual Disabilities: A Public Health Perspective. Brussels: Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Current research interests focus on health, well-being and aging of people with disabilities, including gender and health outcomes.  Specific research activities include developing and applying reliable indicators of health among people with disabilities that are consistent with those applied to the general population, in order to identify health disparities, to permit comparisons across regions and countries and to track changes in health status and outcomes over time.  A related research topic is the impact of residential settings and other environmental factors  on life outcomes for persons with disabilities.  Other research activity is concerned with measuring prevalence of conditions that may give rise to disability and differential outcomes, such as epilepsy, in order to inform those charged with shaping policy on behalf of those identified.  On behalf of IASSID - International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities-  Professor Walsh is organizing an international conference in Santiago de Chile in September 2007 on 'Human Rights and Intellectual Disabilities: A question for all'.   Partners are Universidad Diego Portales and PAHO, Pan-American Health Organization.


Research Projects:

Sponsor : National Disability Authority
Title : NDA Literature review on residential supports
Start Date : 01-OCT-05
Sponsor : European Commission-Non Framework
Title : Health Indicators for people with intellectual disability: using an indicator set [Pomona II]
Start Date : 01-MAY-05
Sponsor : Internal Transfer
Title : Researchers' Salaries and Scholarships
Start Date : 19-NOV-04
Sponsor : Brainwave, The Irish Epilepsy Association
Title : The Prevalence of Epilepsy in Ireland
Start Date : 01-JUL-04
Sponsor : University College Dublin, Access Office
Title : Survey of Universities Practices in Admitting Students with disabilities to Health Sciences
Start Date : 15-JUN-04
Sponsor : Irish Youth Foundation
Title : Best Buddies Scheme - Inclusive leisure and educational opportunities for young people with disabilities
Start Date : 01-SEP-03

Sponsor : European Commission-Non Framework
Title : Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disability in the Member States
Start Date : 15-NOV-02
Sponsor : European Commission FP5
Title : Impact of changing Social Structures on stress and Quality of Life: Individual and Social Perspectives " Stress Impact"
Start Date : 01-NOV-02
Sponsor : St. Anne's Centre, Roscrea
Title : A Survey of Service Needs in MWHB Region
Start Date : 01-APR-00
Sponsor : Jack & Jill Foundation
Title : Families' satisfaction with Respite Care Services
Start Date : 01-JUN-99
Sponsor : American Ireland Fund
Title : Professional Education and Enhancing the Direct Care Profession in Ireland, North and South
Start Date : 01-MAY-99
Sponsor : HRB
Title :
Start Date : 01-MAR-98
Sponsor : Dept. of Health
Title : Quality and outcomes of different models of residential provision for adults with intellectual disabilities in Ireland
Start Date : 01-DEC-97
Sponsor : HRB; British Council
Title : Visits to develop and evaluate multidisciplinary university-based courses for professionals working with persons who have developmental disabilities
Start Date : 01-JAN-97

     

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

The Centre for Disability Studies is a partner in 'Contiempo', funded by LEONARDO DA VINCI 2005-2007.  Activities involve partners in Hungary, Romania, UK, the Netherlands and Belgium who aim to develop and pilot evidence-based training for staff who support people with disabilities using an 'accelerated learning' framework.