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Professor. Walter Cullen

Biography

Prof Walter Cullen: is a GP at Abbey River Medical Practice in
Limerick
City and Professor of General Practice at the
University of
Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School (UL-GEMS). In this role he leads a multidisciplinay research group working on the role of general practice and primary care in addressing problem drug / alcohol use and mental health. This collaborative research programme involves formal collaborations with
HSE, primary / secondary care, service user representatives, academic / research institutions and international experts, has realised in excess of 30 peer reviewed publications and in excess of €1.7m in external peer-reviewed grant income. In addition, he also leads the General Practice teaching programme that forms a major part of the innovative curriculum at UL and the establishment of a General Practice Teaching Network to support this activity. At present, over 100 GPs are active members of this Network.

Research Interests

2. Education in general practice and primary care
3. Supporting practice based innovations in education and research>>

Teaching Interests

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Professional Activities

Award

  • 2008 - RAMI Award (General Practice)

Association

  • Member, Irish College of General Practitioners
  • Member, Royal College of General Practitioners

Outreach

  • General Practitioner, Abbey River Practice, Limerick City

Publications

Conference Publication

2012

AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, 9.3.2012
Klimas, J, Field, C A, Anderson, R, Barry, J, Bedford, D, Bourke, M, Bury, G, Corrigan, G, Doyle, J, Flanagan, J, Gallagher, H, Geoghegan, N, Harkin, K, Keenan, E, Lambert, J, Lyons, S, McAuliffe, R, McCann, M E, McCormick, A, O’Driscoll, D, O’Gara, C, Perry, N, Smyth, B P, Weldon, F, Cullen, W

2012

AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, 9.3.2012
Field, C A, Klimas, J, Cullen, W, Barry, J, Bury, G, Keenan, E, Lyons, S, Smyth, B P

2011
2011

ADEGS/AUDGPI Scientific Meeting, 20-21.1.2011
Field, C A, Klimas, J, Cullen, W, Barry, J, Bury, G, Keenan, E, Lyons, S, Smyth, B P

2010

National Drugs Conference of Ireland ‘A Continuum of Care within Drug Services’, 4-5.11.2010, Dublin.
Field, C A, Klimas, J, Barry, J, Bury, G, Keenan, E, Lyons, S, Smyth, B P, Cullen, W

Other Journal

2012

Medicine and the Community: A Unique Partnership
Ni Chroinin D, Kyne L, Duggan J, Last J, Molphy A, O'Shea D, Cullen W, Bury G.
The Clinical Teacher

Other Publication

2014

Development, content and application of performance indicators for mental health and substance use disorders: a literature review and discussion paper.
Henderson, C., Klimas, J., Dunne, C., Leddin, D., Meagher, D., O'Toole, T., Cullen, W.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse

2013

LIVING THE DREEM: STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF MEDICINE IN THE COMMUNITY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (UCD)
Chroinin, DN,Cullen, W,Kyne, L,Carberry, C,Last, J,Molphy, A,Nevin, E,Steele, M,Bury, G
Age and ageing

2011

Can clinical teaching in geriatric medicine be delivered by e-learning?
Cullen, W,O'Hanlon, S
Irish journal of medical science

2011

An assessment of the educational needs of general practitioners caring for older people
O'Hanlon, S,Cullen, W,O'Mahony, D
Irish journal of medical science

Peer Reviewed Journal

2013

A Method for the Design and Development of Medical or Health Care Information Websites to Optimize Search Engine Results Page Rankings on Google
Dunne S, Cummins NM, Hannigan A, Shannon B, Dunne C, Cullen W.
Journal Of Medical Internet Research DOI: 10.2196/jmir.2632

2013

Would you be a geriatrician? Student career preferences and attitudes to a career in geriatric medicine
Ni Chroinin, D,Cronin, E,Cullen, W,O'Shea, D,Steele, M,Bury, G,Kyne, L
Age and ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/aft093

2012

Alcohol screening and brief intervention among drug users in primary care: a discussion paper
Field, C., Klimas, J., Barry, J., Bury, G., Keenan, E., Lyons, S., Smyth, B., Cullen, W.
Irish Journal Of Medical Science DOI: 10.1007/s11845-011-0748-7

2010

A primary care-based health needs assessment in inner city Dublin
O'Kelly, CM; Cullen, W; O'Kelly, SM; O'Kelly, FD; Bury, G
Irish Journal Of Medical Science DOI: 10.1007/s11845-010-0483-5

2010

Barriers to and Facilitators of Hepatitis C Testing, Management, and Treatment Among Current and Former Injecting Drug Users: A Qualitative Exploration
Swan, D; Long, J; Carr, O; Flanagan, J; Irish, H; Keating, S; Keaveney, M; Lambert, J; McCormick, PA; McKiernan, S; Moloney, J; Perry, N; Cullen, W
Aids Patient Care And Stds DOI: 10.1089/apc.2010.0142