Mrs Amanda Walsh

B.Sc.

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Podiatric Medicine
School of Health Sciences
NUI Galway

E: amanda.walsh@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Amanda Walsh, BSc is a lecturer in Podiatric Medicine at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. Ms. Walsh Co-ordinates the first year of the undergraduate BSc programme and leads and actively lectures on several modules across the 4 years of the course. Her specialities are Paediatrics and Musculoskeletal Medicine, whereby she leads specialist paediatric clinics at Merlin Park Hospital Podiatry Clinic, Galway. She has also established a Homeless Podiatry service in Galway, providing Podiatry care for the homeless within the city. She received her BSc Podiatry degree from the University of Huddersfield, UK in 2004 and then served six years in the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK as a Senior Podiatrist, Biomechanics Lead Specialist Podiatrist and Team Leader. She then took up post as Podiatry Lecturer at NUIG in 2010 and is currently undertaking her PhD in the remit of paediatrics, specifically Pes Planus in Down Syndrome.


Research Interests

Podopaediatrics
Lower limb and foot Biomechanics
Musculoskeletal medicine
 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
ATTENTION: Pes Planus in Paediatric Down Syndrome – Problem pathology or special feet for special children? 01-SEP-16 01-SEP-22
REFORM: A randomised trial of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for fall prevention

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) World Down Syndrome Congress
Amanda Walsh (2018) ATTENTION Study: Phase 1 - Podiatric Investigation of Pes Planus (flat feet) in Paediatric Down Syndrome World Down Syndrome Congress [Details]
(2018) World Down Syndrome Congress
Amanda Walsh (2018) Pes Planus (flat feet) in Paediatric Down Syndrome – Problem pathology or special feet for special children? World Down Syndrome Congress [Details]
(2016) Joint Irish Paediatric Association/ Irish & American Paediatric Society Annual Meeting. Dublin, Ireland
Walsh. A. M (2016) Pes Planus in Down Syndrome: Problem pathology or special feet for special children Joint Irish Paediatric Association/ Irish & American Paediatric Society Annual Meeting. Dublin, Ireland [Details]
(2016) College of Podiatry Annual Conference. Glasgow, UK
Walsh. A.M Pes Planus in Paediatric Down Syndrome. (2016) Pes Planus in Paediatric Down Syndrome College of Podiatry Annual Conference. Glasgow, UK [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) 3rd Transatlantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medicine Conference,
Walsh, AM (2017) Pes Planus in Paediatric Down Syndrome. [Invited Oral Presentation], 3rd Transatlantic Wound Science & Podiatric Medicine Conference, Galway, Ireland , 01-APR-17. [Details]
(2016) Pes Planus in Down Syndrome - Problem Pathology or Special Feet for Special Children,
Walsh. A, Foley.C (2016) The presentation delivered at the Superbones Superwounds conference in affiliation with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine was to outline the preliminary literature review of Foot Pathology in Down syndrome outlining the current evidence base and current practice in Ireland as to the screening and management of Pes Planus in Down Syndrome pediatric population. It presented data form C. Foley a research fellow at Crumlin Childrens hospital, Dublin. [Oral Presentation], Pes Planus in Down Syndrome - Problem Pathology or Special Feet for Special Children, Superbones Superwounds East, New Jersey, New York , 18-MAR-16 - 20-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) Childrens Research Network – PhD Symposium,
Walsh. A (2016) (2016) Oral Presentation: Pes Planus in Down Syndrome: Problem pathology or special feet for special children. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Childrens Research Network – PhD Symposium, NUI Maynooth, Ireland , 06-SEP-16. [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2016) Case Report: Picture diary of a newly diagnosed diabetic foot wound.
Kaye, LE; Walsh, AM (2016) Case Report: Picture diary of a newly diagnosed diabetic foot wound. Glasgow, Scotland: Conference Poster [Details]
(2013) Developmental milestones and biomechanical observations of Congenital Myopathy: A paediatric case study.
Waksh A, Wrenn S. (2013) Developmental milestones and biomechanical observations of Congenital Myopathy: A paediatric case study. Conference Poster [Details]
(2011) Ritcsher Schinzel Syndrome - A Podopaediatric Case Study. Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists UK Annual Conference.
Walsh, A. (2011) Ritcsher Schinzel Syndrome - A Podopaediatric Case Study. Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists UK Annual Conference. Conference Poster [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2009 Staff Excellence in Practice Awards NHS East Lancashire

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Health & Care Professions Council UK Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Board of Studies Reviewer 08-MAR-17 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Acting Head of Discipline of Podiatry 11-JUN-12 / 05-FEB-13
NUI Galway Lecturer in Podiatry (Below the Bar) 23-AUG-10 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 NUI Galway Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
2022 NUI Galway PhD Podiatric Medicine
2004 University of Huddersfield BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Health Ageing Day 18-APR-12 / 18-APR-12
Other Special Olympics Ireland Volunteer 10-MAR-17 /
Other Galway West Special Olympics Club 01-SEP-16 /
Other Galway Netball Club 24-SEP-17 /
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Foot Health & Falls Prevention Community Education 01-NOV-10 / 31-DEC-16
Outreach Homeless Podiatry Clinic 07-FEB-12 / 31-DEC-16

Other Activities

  Description

Undertaking PhD in Podiatric Medicine.

Teaching Interests

My teaching responsibilities are essentially focused on undergraduate education within the Podiatry programme.  My teaching consists of a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical and clinical supervision and varies depending on the module aims and content. Evidence based practice underpins the Podiatry profession and my teaching involves critical thinking, problem based learning, discussions and the application of theoretical knowledge into a practical/professional environment.  

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
1 Lower Limb Kinematics PO1040 Lower limb structure & function
4 Clinical Sudies 4 PO404 Clinical Podopaediatrics
2 Podiatric Medicine 2 PO2080 Functional Biomechanics Teaching
3 Podopaediatrics PO3060 Podopaediatrics/ Paediatrics
4 Working with Vulnerable Adults PO401 Theoretical and Practical topics around vulnerability

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Charlene Foley Crumlin Childrens Hospital IRELAND
Research Publication