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    United Kingdom

1993 …2020

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Research Interests

Educational Research: Cognition and Metacognition. Patient Safety, Medical Humanities.

Clinical Research: NeuroUrology, Functional Urology, Sexual Medicine and Sexual Dysfunction.


I qualified with MB BCh BAO from Queen’s University School of Medicine in 1987, and undertook postgraduate surgical training in Liverpool, Manchester and Northern Ireland. I was subsequently admitted to both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow (FRCSGlasg) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) in 1991. As a surgical trainee, I undertook travelling Research Fellowships in several USA medical schools (Harvard in Boston,  Northwestern University in Chicago, University of Miami and University of California).

In 1998, I was awarded my Medical Doctorate from Queen’s in 1998 following submission of my research thesis on DNA fragmentation and also gained the FRCSUrol that same year.  

I completed Fellowship training in NeuroUrology, Reconstructive and Female Urology during my tenure as Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California, Davis throughout 1999 and 2000. The General Medical Council included me on the Specialist Register in 2000.

I was appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon and NeuroUrologist in 2000 and practiced at Belfast City Hospital Regional Urology Service and both the Spinal Injuries and Regional Acquired Brain Injury Units at Musgrave Park Hospital.

My academic career at Queen’s University began formally in 2009 when I started  teaching both Anatomy and Communication Skills, after which I became University Tutor at the Clinical Skills Education Centre. After Dissertation submission, I was awarded the degree of MSc (with Distinction) in Medical Education in 2012.

I was appointed as a Clinical Academic Teaching Fellow at Queen’s in 2011. I have also been Postgraduate Tutor at the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency since 2012. I have been a member of Queen’s University Belfast Postgraduate Anatomy Management Committee since 2013 and I became Deputy Lead for Final Year at the medical school in September 2014. I am lead for four undergraduate and postgraduate modules and a Pastoral Support Lead. I retain membership of several university committees.

In the clinical arena, I am a member of The British Association for Urological Surgeons, , The British Society for Female, NeuroUrology and Urodynamics, the Ulster Medical Society  and The Ulster Urogynae Society. I am also a Medical Officer for the British Boxing Board of Control.  I am officially affilliated with The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (Diplomate 2016).

My academic affiliations include membership of Queen’s University Belfast Scholarly and Educational Research Network (Steering Committee member and Scholarly Lead for Medicine and Humanities), The Association for the Study of Medical Education, The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare, The Academy of Medical Educators and The Irish Network of Medical Educators. I am a member of the 2015 Steering Committee of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine and have been Chairman of the Scientific Committee of The Irish Association of Sexual Medicine since 2012. I became Deputy Chairman of the N.Ireland Medical Academic Staff Committee in June 2014. I have been Faculty President of the Belfast Medical Student Association since 2014.

I have presented nationally and internationally on over 120 occasions and have circa 100 publications. I have been awarded several medals and awards for this work, including the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland Presidential Medal, the Irish Society of Urology Gold Medal, the Ralph Shackman Travelling Fellowship, the William Cook Travelling Fellowship, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Ethicon Foundation Fund Fellowship, the American Foundation for Urological Disease Research Scholarship and the Irish Network of Medical Educators Presentation Prize.  My current areas of research interest include Simulation,Cognition/Metacognition, Patient Safety, Medical Humanities.

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Research Output

Complex arts-based interventions for patients receiving haemodialysis: A realist review: A realist review

Carswell, C., Reid, J., Walsh, I., McAneney, H., Lee, J. B. & Noble, H., 01 Apr 2020, In : Arts and Health. 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Reply to neurosurgical education in Ireland; a conference and medical student experiences

    Flannery, T., Simms, H. N., Weir, P., McKinley, J., Walsh, I. & Thompson, T., 09 Sep 2020, In : Surgeon-Journal of the royal colleges of surgeons of edinburgh and ireland.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Evaluating mindfulness training for medical and PhD nursing students

    Noble, H., Reid, J., Walsh, I. K., Ellison, S. E. & McVeigh, C., 27 Jun 2019, In : British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing). 28, 12, p. 798-802 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 110 Downloads (Pure)


    American Foundation for Urological Disease and Upjohn Research Fellowship

    Walsh, Ian (Recipient), 09 Apr 1999

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • An Innovative Art-Science Workshop

    Walsh, Ian (Recipient), 21 Feb 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • An Innovative Art-Science Workshop

    Walsh, Ian (Recipient), 21 Feb 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Chairman Scientific Committee Irish Association Sexual Medicine

    Walsh, Ian (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Clinical Research Fellowship

    Walsh, Ian (Recipient), Feb 1993

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    Healthcare (Journal)

    Helen Noble (Guest editor), & Ian Walsh (Guest editor)

    13 Jan 202013 Jan 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Healthcare (Journal)

    Helen Noble (Guest editor), & Ian Walsh (Guest editor)

    29 Jan 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Health Care in Healthcare - Florence Nightingale Foundation on leadership.

    Helen Noble (Invited speaker), & Ian Walsh (Invited speaker)

    31 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Patient Safety, Hierarchy and Cognition.

    Ian Walsh (Speaker)

    28 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Belfast Health and Social Care Belfast City Hospital Arts Care 7th Annual Spring Arts Festival

    Helen Noble (Participant), , Ian Walsh (Participant), , Claire Carswell (Participant), & Anna Wilson (Participant)

    13 May 201917 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


    Development and feasibility of an arts-based intervention for patients with end-stage kidney disease whilst receiving haemodialysis

    Author: Carswell, C., Dec 2020

    Supervisor: Noble, H. (Supervisor), Reid, J. (Supervisor) & Walsh, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy