Amanda Walsh

 Amanda Walsh is an Assistant Professor/lecturer in Podiatric Medicine at the University of Galway.  Prior to joining the podiatric medicine team as lecturer in 2010.  She was a senior podiatrist working for a National Health Service (NHS) trust in Lancashire, UK where she specialised in musculoskeletal medicine, falls prevention and was a locality trust team leader.  In her current role at the University of Galway she undertakes module leadership on several undergraduate teaching modules and year co-ordination.  She teaches and examines students across all four years of the undergraduate programme and has been actively involved in developing inter-professional learning opportunities as a member of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) Inter-professional Learning (IPL) Working Group.  Amanda is the vice chair of the university examinations appeals committee and is a reviewer for the CMNHS Board of Studies Committee.  She undertakes course leadership as the programme director for the MSc Podiatric Medicine (Pre-Registration) program and is currently in the role of practice education team lead, co-ordinating and managing student placements.

Amanda’s clinical specialities include podopaediatrics and musculoskeletal medicine, whereby she is a lead paediatric specialist podiatrist, supervising students at Merlin Park Hospital Podiatry Clinic, Galway.  She has also established a homeless podiatry service in Galway, providing podiatry care for the homeless population within the city and was awarded the President’s Award for Societal Impact, NUI Galway, in 2020.  Since taking up post as lecturer in 2010 Amanda has been actively involved in research and has presented primary and collaborative research at conferences nationally and internationally.  She is currently undertaking her PhD in Podiatric Medicine in the remit of paediatrics.