Mary Walsh

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Dr. Mary Walsh, BSc Physiotherapy, MISCP, PhD

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, HRB Centre for Primary Care Research
Tel.: +353 1 402 2480

Mary has a BSc (Physiotherapy) from UCD and a PG Cert in Older Person Rehabilitation from UCC. In 2016 she completed an Irish Research Council funded PhD exploring falls-risk after stroke. This involved conducting a prospective cohort study (the FREESE study), qualitative research and an evaluation of clinical prediction rules for falls. She also previously worked as a physiotherapist in acute care in Vancouver, Canada.

In her role as Postdoctoral Researcher at the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research, Mary is involved in research exploring the transition of care that older adults experience at the primary/secondary care interface and the effect of practice variation on health outcomes. Her previous research encompasses the exploration of community and work re-integration post stroke and health systems research for the RCSI Hospital Group.

Mary holds an honorary lectureship at the School of Physiotherapy, RCSI. She currently teaches on topics of research methods, stroke and older person rehabilitation on the BSc Physiotherapy and the MSc Neurology and Gerontology. She is also involved in the research supervision of MSc and undergraduate summer students.