Dr Kieran Walsh

B. Tech, Ph.D

 
researcher
 

Biography

Biography:

Dr Kieran Walsh is Professor of Ageing and Public Policy and Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway. Kieran completed his PhD in 2004 on ‘The Effects of Nursing Home Institutionalisation on the Cognitive, Sensory and Sensorimotor Abilities of Low Dependency Older Adults’ at the University of Limerick. In 2005, Kieran took a position as Senior Researcher in the Health Promotion Research Centre in NUI Galway, where he worked on the cross-national study on Health Behavior in School Aged Children project. Since joining the ICSG in 2006, Kieran has worked primarily in the areas of environmental gerontology and infrastructures of care. This has included studies on older adult community and voluntary activity, the impact of assistive technology on the lives of older people and the interaction between elements of place (particularly in rural areas), technology and community.
Research Interests: 
The relationship between older people and their surrounding environment within institutional and community settings and the social, health and well-being outcomes that this relationship has for older people; the construction of social exclusion and poverty in later life; the interaction between migratory and ageing processes in Irish and international settings.


 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age'
Walsh, K,Gannon, B (2011) 'Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age'. Journal Of Socio-Economics, 40 :631-636 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Ageing in changing community contexts: Cross-border perspectives from rural Ireland and Northern Ireland'
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Scharf, T,Murray, M (2012) 'Ageing in changing community contexts: Cross-border perspectives from rural Ireland and Northern Ireland'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 28 :347-357 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Imagery and imaginary of islander identity: Older people and migration in Irish small-island communities'
Burholt, V,Scharf, T,Walsh, K (2013) 'Imagery and imaginary of islander identity: Older people and migration in Irish small-island communities'. Journal Of Rural Studies, 31 :1-12 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Care relationships, quality of care and migrant workers caring for older people'
Walsh, K,Shutes, I (2013) 'Care relationships, quality of care and migrant workers caring for older people'. Ageing & Society, 33 :393-420 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Exploring the impact of informal practices on social exclusion and age-friendliness for older people in rural communities'
Walsh, K., O’Shea, E., Scharf, T. & Shucksmith, M. (2014) 'Exploring the impact of informal practices on social exclusion and age-friendliness for older people in rural communities'. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 24 (1):37-49 [Details]
(2014) 'Recruitment processes and immigration regulations: the disjointed pathways to employing migrant carers in ageing societies'
Cangiano, A,Walsh, K (2014) 'Recruitment processes and immigration regulations: the disjointed pathways to employing migrant carers in ageing societies'. Work Employment And Society, 28 :372-389 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Between inclusion and exclusion in later life'
Scharf, T,Walsh, K,Carney, GM,NiLeime, A (2015) 'Between inclusion and exclusion in later life'. Ageing Through Austerity: Critical Perspectives From Ireland, :113-129 [Details]
(2015) 'Conclusion - beyond austerity: critical issues for future policy'
Walsh, K,Ni Leime, A,Walsh, K,Carney, GM,NiLeime, A (2015) 'Conclusion - beyond austerity: critical issues for future policy'. Ageing Through Austerity: Critical Perspectives From Ireland, :131-144 [Details]
(2015) 'Citizenship in an age of austerity: towards a constructive politics of ageing'
Walsh, K,Carney, GM,NiLeime, A (2015) 'Citizenship in an age of austerity: towards a constructive politics of ageing'. Ageing Through Austerity: Critical Perspectives From Ireland, :31-46 [Details]
(2017) 'Flying Under the Radar? Risks of Social Exclusion for Older People in Rural Communities in Australia, Ireland and Northern Ireland'
Warburton, J,Scharf, T,Walsh, K (2017) 'Flying Under the Radar? Risks of Social Exclusion for Older People in Rural Communities in Australia, Ireland and Northern Ireland'. Sociologia Ruralis, 57 :459-480 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Exploring the Impact of Informal Practices on Social Exclusion and Age-Friendliness for Older People in Rural Communities'
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Scharf, T,Shucksmith, M (2014) 'Exploring the Impact of Informal Practices on Social Exclusion and Age-Friendliness for Older People in Rural Communities'. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 24 :37-49 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Ageing in Rural Places'
Scharf, T,Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Shucksmith, M,Brown, DL (2016) 'Ageing in Rural Places'. Routledge Handbook Of Cultural Gerontology, :50-61 [Details]
(2016) 'Creating, Maintaining and Losing Home in Ireland Productions of Ageing and Migration'
Walsh, K,Nare, L (2016) 'Creating, Maintaining and Losing Home in Ireland Productions of Ageing and Migration'. Transnational Migration And Home In Older Age, 33 :153-164 [Details]
(2013) 'Care relationships, quality of care and migrant workers caring for older people. Ageing & Society'
Walsh, K., Shutes, I. (2013) 'Care relationships, quality of care and migrant workers caring for older people. Ageing & Society'. Ageing And Society, 33 (3) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Imagery and imaginary of islander identity: Older people and migration in Irish small-island communities'
Burholt, V., Scharf, T., Walsh, K. (2013) 'Imagery and imaginary of islander identity: Older people and migration in Irish small-island communities'. Journal Of Rural Studies, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age'
Walsh, K., Gannon, B. (2011) 'Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age'. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40 (5):631-636 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Perceptions, Preferences, and Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies in Older-Adult Community Care Settings in Ireland: A Case-Study and Ranked-Care Program Analysis'
Walsh, K., Callan, A. (2011) 'Perceptions, Preferences, and Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies in Older-Adult Community Care Settings in Ireland: A Case-Study and Ranked-Care Program Analysis'. Ageing International, 36 :102-122 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Exploring the impact of nursing home life: routines, dependency and measurement'
Walsh, K., Waldmann, T. (2010) 'Exploring the impact of nursing home life: routines, dependency and measurement'. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 13 (2):13-21 [Details]
(2010) 'Marginalised care: migrant workers caring for older people in Ireland'
Walsh, K., O'Shea, E. (2010) 'Marginalised care: migrant workers caring for older people in Ireland'. Journal of Population Ageing, 3 (1):17-37 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Voluntary Care for Older People: Policy and Practice Concerns'
O'Shea, E with K Walsh (2008) 'Voluntary Care for Older People: Policy and Practice Concerns'. Administration, 55 (4) [Details]
(2008) 'Responding to rural social care needs: Older people empowering themselves, others and their community'
Walsh, K., O'Shea, E. (2008) 'Responding to rural social care needs: Older people empowering themselves, others and their community'. Health & Place, 14 :795-805 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'The influence of nursing home residency on the capacities of low-dependency older adults'
Walsh, KM,Waldmann, T (2008) 'The influence of nursing home residency on the capacities of low-dependency older adults'. Aging & Mental Health, 12 :528-535 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Rural ageing in farm communities in Ireland Changing agricultural resources - changing lives'
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Scharf, T,Skinner, M,Hanlon, N (2016) 'Rural ageing in farm communities in Ireland Changing agricultural resources - changing lives' In: Ageing in resource communities: new frontiers of rural population change, community development and voluntarism. London:: Routledge. [Details]
(2013) 'Transforming long-stay care in Ireland'
O'Shea, E., Walsh, K. (2013) 'Transforming long-stay care in Ireland' In: Environmental Gerontology: Making Meaningful Places in Old Age. Unknown: Springer Publishing Company. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2008) Health Promotion Summer Conference
Kelly, C., Nic Gabhainn, S. , Walsh, K. & Kelleher, C. (2008) Time effects in food frequency consumption and eating behaviour among Irish schoolchildren Health Promotion Summer Conference Galway, [Details]
(2007) Assistive Technology Research Series
Walsh, K., and Callan, A. (2007) Social Audit of Assistive Technology for Older Adults in Ireland Assistive Technology Research Series [Details]
(2006) Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Nic Gabhainn, S., Walsh, K., Molcho, M. & Kelleher, C. (2006) Face-to-face and electronic communication in adolescence; associations with risk behaviours and well-being Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland Galway, [Details]
(2006) UK Nutrition Society Summer Meeting: Interactions between Genetics, Diet, Health and Disease
Kelly, C., Nic Gabhainn, S. , Walsh, K. & Kelleher, C. (2006) Time effects in food frequency consumption and eating behaviour among Irish schoolchildren UK Nutrition Society Summer Meeting: Interactions between Genetics, Diet, Health and Disease Aberdeen, Scotland, [Details]
(2006) Annual Scientific Meeting of the WHO-HBSC study
Nic Gabhainn, S., Walsh, K. & Kelleher, C. (2006) The importance of timing of data collection: examples of seasonal effects in Irish HBSC data Annual Scientific Meeting of the WHO-HBSC study Budapest, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2012) Deprivation and its measurement in later life: findings from a mixed-methods study in Ireland.
Walsh, K. Scharf, T. Cullinan, J. & Finn, C. (2012) Deprivation and its measurement in later life: findings from a mixed-methods study in Ireland. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Social Exclusion and Ageing in Diverse Rural Communities: Findings from a cross-border study in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Walsh, K., O’Shea, E., Scharf, T. (2012) Social Exclusion and Ageing in Diverse Rural Communities: Findings from a cross-border study in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Older people in rural communities: exploring attachment, contribution and diversity in rural Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Walsh, K., Connolly, S., Gavin, M., Maguire, C., McDonagh, J., Murray, M., O’Shea, E. & Scharf, T. (2010) Older people in rural communities: exploring attachment, contribution and diversity in rural Ireland and Northern Ireland. Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities (HARC) Research Network, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies: Report on Research Findings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States.
International Research Team with O'Shea, E. and Walsh, K. (2010) The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies: Report on Research Findings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the United States. International Organization for Migration - IOM Migration Reserach Series - No. 41, 17 route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva, 19 Switzerland. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies (Irish national report).
Walsh, K., O'Shea, E. (2009) The Role of Migrant Care Workers in Ageing Societies (Irish national report). Irish Centre for Scoial Gerontology, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) The Third Age Foundation - An Assessment of Role and Contributions.
Walsh, K., O'Shea, E. (2007) The Third Age Foundation - An Assessment of Role and Contributions. The Third Age Foundation, The Third Age Foundation. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2007) 'A Social-Audit of Assistive Technolgy for Older Adults in Ireland'
Walsh, K., Callan, A., Roberts, S. (2007) 'A Social-Audit of Assistive Technolgy for Older Adults in Ireland' Assistive Technology Research Series: Challenges for Assistive Technology, 20 :208-217. [Details]
(2010) 'Is Rural Ireland A Good Place In Which To Grow Old?'
Sheelagh Connolly, Martina Gavin, Caroline Maguire, John McDonagh,Michael Murray, Eamon O’Shea, Tom Scharf And Kieran Walsh (2010) 'Is Rural Ireland A Good Place In Which To Grow Old?' FIRST TRUST BANK ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND BUSINESS REVIEW, 25 (4) :39-42. [Details]
(2006) 'Cluster randomisation and design effects in school surveys: an exploration of the Irish Health Behaviours in School aged children data'
Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S., Dineen, B., Molcho, M. & Kelleher, C. (2006) 'Cluster randomisation and design effects in school surveys: an exploration of the Irish Health Behaviours in School aged children data' Health Intelligence Research and Projects Supplement: National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 4 (4) . [Details]
(2006) 'Time effects in food frequency consumption and eating behaviour among Irish schoolchildren'
Kelly, C.N.M., Nic Gabhainn, S., Walsh, K. & Kelleher, C. (2006) 'Time effects in food frequency consumption and eating behaviour among Irish schoolchildren' Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 65 (121a) . [Details]
(2006) 'Absence of seasonal effects in Irish HBSC data'
Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) 'Absence of seasonal effects in Irish HBSC data' National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, 3 (3) . [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2014) Constructing Home Over the Life Course: Toward a Model of At-Oneness.
Walsh, K,Scharf, T,Rowles, G (2014) Constructing Home Over the Life Course: Toward a Model of At-Oneness. Abstract [Details]

Bulletin

  Year Publication
(2006) Health Behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC): A World Health Organisation collaborative cross-national study. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin.
Kelly, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., Molcho, M., Walsh, K. (2006) Health Behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC): A World Health Organisation collaborative cross-national study. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin. Bulletin [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2007) Can electronic communication between peers help to overcome the risks of time spent with peers?. National Institute of Medical Research (Epidemiology and Public Health).
Nic Gabhainn, S., Molcho, M., Walsh, K. & Kelly, C. (2007) Can electronic communication between peers help to overcome the risks of time spent with peers?. National Institute of Medical Research (Epidemiology and Public Health). Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Time effects in food frequency consumption and eating behaviour among Irish schoolchildren. UK Nutrition Society Summer Meeting: Interactions between Genetics, Diet, Health and Disease.
Kelly, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., Walsh, K., Kelleher, C. (2006) Time effects in food frequency consumption and eating behaviour among Irish schoolchildren. UK Nutrition Society Summer Meeting: Interactions between Genetics, Diet, Health and Disease. Aberdeen: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2009) 13th Annual HPRC conference: Closing the Gap in Child and Adolescent Health: the Settings Approach.
Doyle, P., Nic Gabhainn, S., Molcho, M., Walsh, K. & Kelleher, C. (2009) 13th Annual HPRC conference: Closing the Gap in Child and Adolescent Health: the Settings Approach. Conference Poster [Details]
(2009) Face to face and electronic communication in adolescence: associations with risk behaviours and well-being.. 13th Annual HPRC conference: Closing the Gap in Child and Adolescent Health: the Settings Approach.
Doyle, P., Nic Gabhainn, S., Molcho, M., Walsh, K. & Kelleher, C. (2009) Face to face and electronic communication in adolescence: associations with risk behaviours and well-being.. 13th Annual HPRC conference: Closing the Gap in Child and Adolescent Health: the Settings Approach. Conference Poster [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2015) Introduction - social policy and ageing through austerity.
Carney, GM,Ni Leime, A,Walsh, K,Carney, GM,NiLeime, A (2015) Introduction - social policy and ageing through austerity. Editorial [Details]
(2016) Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age Introduction.
Nare, L,Walsh, K,Nare, L (2016) Transnational Migration and Home in Older Age Introduction. Editorial [Details]

Fact Sheet

  Year Publication
(2006) Bullying among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Bullying among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 8. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Bullying others among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Bullying others among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 9. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Dieting among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No.6.
Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Dieting among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No.6. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Drunkeness among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 5.
Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Drunkeness among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 5. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Emotional well-being among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 16.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Emotional well-being among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 16. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Food poverty among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13.
Molcho, M., Walsh, K. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Food poverty among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 13. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) School perceptions among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 15.
Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) School perceptions among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 15. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Relationship with fathers among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 11.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Relationship with fathers among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 11. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Oral hygiene among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 7.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Oral hygiene among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 7. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Food poverty among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet.
Molcho, M., Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Food poverty among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet. Fact Sheet [Details]
(2006) Exercise among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Exercise among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 17. Fact Sheet [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2012) SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF OLDER RURAL PERSONS: CONFRONTING THE RURAL IDYLL.
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Scharf, T (2012) SOCIAL EXCLUSION OF OLDER RURAL PERSONS: CONFRONTING THE RURAL IDYLL. Meeting [Details]
(2013) MAINTAINING AND LOSING NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTEDNESS: SOCIAL PARTICIPATION IN IRISH RURAL COMMUNITIES.
Walsh, K (2013) MAINTAINING AND LOSING NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTEDNESS: SOCIAL PARTICIPATION IN IRISH RURAL COMMUNITIES. Meeting [Details]
(2013) Rural Informal Practices, Social Exclusion and Age-Friendliness.
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Scharf, T,Shucksmith, M (2013) Rural Informal Practices, Social Exclusion and Age-Friendliness. Meeting [Details]
(2013) ENHANCING PERSON-ENVIRONMENT FIT FOR RURAL OLDER PEOPLE: THE ROLE OF INFORMAL COMMUNITY PRACTICES.
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E,Scharf, T,Shucksmith, M (2013) ENHANCING PERSON-ENVIRONMENT FIT FOR RURAL OLDER PEOPLE: THE ROLE OF INFORMAL COMMUNITY PRACTICES. Meeting [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2006) Cannabis use among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 10.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Cannabis use among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 10. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2006) Relationship with mothers among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 12.
Walsh, K., Clerkin, P., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Relationship with mothers among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 12. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2006) Health perceptions among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 14.
Clerkin, P., Walsh, K., Nic Gabhainn, S. (2006) Health perceptions among Irish schoolchildren. HBSC Ireland Research Factsheet No. 14. Non Published Reports [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2008) Responding to rural social care needs: Older people empowering themselves, others and their community.
Walsh, K,O'Shea, E (2008) Responding to rural social care needs: Older people empowering themselves, others and their community. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Teaching Interests

  1. Introduction to Social Gerontology (EC161)
  2. Research Skills (EC263)