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Cathal Walsh is a HRB Research Leader in Health Decision Science. Specific areas in which he has used his expertise are in the modelling of heterogeneity using latent variable models and in combining evidence from multiple sources. He has held visiting appointments in Bayesian groups internationally. He contributes to the statistical societies in the UK and Ireland and is currently a member of the Council and theme Director for the Royal Statistical Society. He is a Statistical Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration and has served as Associate Editor for statistics journals. He is an advisor to the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics on statistical methodology for Health Technology Assessment and on the Scientific Advisory group for HTA for the Health Information and Quality Authority.


Garvey, M., Lyons, R., Hector, R., Walsh, C. D., Arkins, S. & Cullinane, A. (2019). Molecular Characterisation of Equine Herpesvirus 1 Isolates from Cases of Abortion, Respiratory and Neurological Disease in Ireland between 1990 and 2017. Pathogens. 8 (1): 7.

Schmitz, S., Maguire, A., Morris, J., Ruggeri, K., Haller, E., Kuhn, I., Leahy, J., Homer, N., Khan, A., Bowden, J., Buchanan, V., O'Dwyer, M., Cook, G. & Walsh, C. D. (2018). The use of single armed observational data to closing the gap in otherwise disconnected evidence networks: A network meta-analysis in multiple myeloma. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 18: 66.

Flynn, E., Smith, C.H., Walsh, C. D. & Walshe, M. (2018). Modifying the consistency of food and fluids for swallowing difficulties in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 9. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011077.pub2.

Lawlor, B., Segurado, R., Kennelly, Dr. S., Olde Rikkert, M.G.M., Howard, R., Pasquier, F., Börjesson-Hanson, A., Tsolaki, M., Lucca, U., Molloy, D., Coen, R., Riepe, M., Kálmán, J., Kenny, R., Cregg, F., O'Dwyer, S., Walsh, C., Adams, J., Banzi, R. & Study Group, NILVAD. (2018). Nilvadipine in mild to moderate Alzheimer disease: A randomised controlled trial. PLoS Medicine. 15.

Lynch, J., Prihodova, L., Dunne, P.J., O’Leary, C., Breen, R., Carroll, A., Walsh, C., McMahon, G., White, B. (2018). Mantra meditation programme for emergency department staff: a qualitative study. BMJ Open. 8: e020685. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020685.