Dr Sharon Walsh

BA, MBS, PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Sharon is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia. Sharon’s research interests are focused in the application of quantitative economic methods to explore and inform policy questions in the areas of health and education. Her research expertise includes the methodological techniques of discrete choice experiments, econometric analysis and spatial analysis. Her current projects include analysing public preferences for home care services for people with moderate dementia in Ireland, a Cochrane Review of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia, as well as modelling informal care costs of spousal caregivers in Ireland.

Prior to joining the CESRD, Sharon worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre in NUI Galway, where her work focused on examining issues relating to youth mental health in Ireland. She completed a PhD in Economics at NUI Galway in 2017, and she also holds a Masters Degree in Economics, and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Geography from University College Cork (UCC). 




Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Exploring heterogeneity in willingness to pay for the attributes of higher education institutions'
Walsh S; Cullinan J; Flannery D (2019) 'Exploring heterogeneity in willingness to pay for the attributes of higher education institutions'. Oxford Economic Papers, 71 (1):203-224 [Details]
(2019) 'Antenatal care pathways to mode of birth: evidence from a mixed public/private healthcare system'
Gillespie, Paddy; Walsh Sharon; Cullinan, John (2019) 'Antenatal care pathways to mode of birth: evidence from a mixed public/private healthcare system'. Economic And Social Review, [Details]
(2019) 'Bullying and Work-Related Stress in the Irish Workplace'
Cullinan, J; Hodgins, M; Hogan, V; McDermott, M; Walsh, S (2019) 'Bullying and Work-Related Stress in the Irish Workplace'. Societies, [Details]
(2018) 'Analysing the preferences of prospective students for higher education institution attributes'
Walsh S; Flannery D; Cullinan J (2018) 'Analysing the preferences of prospective students for higher education institution attributes'. Education Economics, 26 (2):161-178 [Details]
(2017) 'The impact of proposed higher education reforms on geographic accessibility to universities in Ireland'
Walsh S; Cullinan J; Flannery D (2017) 'The impact of proposed higher education reforms on geographic accessibility to universities in Ireland'. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 10 (4):515-536 [Details]
(2015) 'Geographic accessibility to higher education on the island of Ireland'
Walsh S; Flannery D; Cullinan J (2015) 'Geographic accessibility to higher education on the island of Ireland'. Irish Educational Studies, 34 (1):5-23 [Details]
(2013) 'Distance effects, social class and the decision to participate in higher education in Ireland'
Cullinan J; Flannery D; Walsh S; McCoy S (2013) 'Distance effects, social class and the decision to participate in higher education in Ireland'. Economic And Social Review, 44 (1):19-51 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Factors influencing higher education institution choice'
Walsh S; Cullinan J (2017) 'Factors influencing higher education institution choice' In: Economic Insights on Higher Education Policy in Ireland. Evidence from a Public System. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Sharon has taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of topics at University College Cork (UCC), University of Limerick (UL) and NUI Galway. Through her teaching, she endeavours to deliver high quality, student focused and research-led economic courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.