Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer Kieran Walsh

Name: Dr Kieran Walsh
Position: Adjunct Clinical Senior Lecturer
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Kieran Walsh

Biography

Dr Kieran Walsh is a Senior HTA Analyst within the Health Technology Assessment directorate in the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in Ireland. He leads on national evidence synthesis, economic evaluation and HTA projects, with the overarching aim of providing evidence-based advice to national policy-makers and decision-makers including the HSE, the Department of Health and the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).

Kieran completed his undergraduate pharmacy degree in UCC in 2012 and undertook his internship year in Cork University Hospital through the RCSI. After completing his MPharm degree, he undertook his PhD in UCC, between 2014 and 2018, on the topic of antipsychotic prescribing in nursing home residents with dementia. He has a strong research profile and has won several national awards for his work including the HSE Open Access Research Awards and the Royal Academy of Medicine (RAMI) Awards in 2021. His research interests include evidence synthesis, HTA methods, mixed-methods research, SARS-CoV-2, inappropriate prescribing and dementia.

 

Experience:

Jan 2021 – Present         Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)

Senior HTA Analyst, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Directorate

Jul 2020 – Jan 2021        HIQA

HTA Research Analyst, HTA Directorate

Oct 2018 – Jul 2020        HIQA

Health Services Researcher, HTA Directorate

Apr 2014 – Jan 2022       Allcare Ballincollig Pharmacy

Support Pharmacist (part-time)

Apr 2014 – Mar 2017     Clinical Research Facility, Mercy University Hospital

Clinical Trials Pharmacist (part-time)

Nov 2013 – Mar 2014    Various Pharmacies

Locum Pharmacist (part-time)

Sep 2012 – Sep 2013      Pharmacy Department, Cork University Hospital

Intern Hospital Pharmacist

 

Committee Appointments:

  • Member of the HSE National Dementia Office, Education Working Group for the Implementation of NCG No. 21 (“Appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia”) (2022 to present)
  • Chair of the Academic Publication Working Group, HIQA (2020 to present)
  • Member of the Quality and Risk Implementation Group, HIQA (2020 to present)
  • Member of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, HIQA (2020 to present)
  • Member of the National SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance & Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) Working Group (January 2021)
  • Writing group member of Guideline Development Group for NCG No. 21 (“Appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia”)  (2017 to 2019)
  • Member of the Research and Postgraduate Affairs Committee (RPAC) in the School of Medicine, UCC (2017 to 2018)
  • Member of the College of Medicine and Health Postgraduate Student Committee, UCC (2017 to 2018)
  • Member of the Athena SWAN committee in the School of Pharmacy, UCC (2017 to 2018)
  • Pharmacist representative on the TRUST trial Pharmacovigilance committee (2014 to 2017)

Awards and prizes:

  • Winner of two Royal Academy of Medicine (RAMI) Awards 2021 (Psychiatry and Epidemiology/Public Health Medicine categories)
  • Overall winner of the HSE Open Access Research Awards 2021.
  • Best poster awards at the 2018 SPHeRE and 2016 PRIMM Conferences.
  • Best thesis-in-three oral presentation at the 2017 DNNI conference.
  • College of Medicine and Health Doctoral Travel Bursary recipient worth €1000.
  • Awarded Scholarships worth €2000 in total for the best results in 1st and 3rd year Pharmacy.
  • Awarded the Prize for the best overall result in Pharmaceutics in the BPharm programme.

School of Pharmacy

Cógaisíocht

Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork

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