Cathal Walsh is Professor of Statistics at UL since 2014.

He has been working in Medical Statistics for over two decades, and works with the Cochrane Collaboration, the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics and researchers in hospitals and health related disciplines across the world.

Cathal has published nearly 200 peer reviewed journal articles in areas such as disease modelling, statistical aspects of virology and immunology, evidence synthesis and Bayesian modelling.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he was involved with others in the Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group to NPHET, and at present works part time with the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.


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.