Dr Edel Walsh

Edel Walsh


University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Dr Edel Walsh is a Lecturer in Economics at Cork University Business School. Edel was awarded a PhD from UCC in 2012 and holds a Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education. In 2021 she was awarded a Teaching Hero Award from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Union of Students in Ireland. Since joining the department Edel has taught across a range of modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education levels. Her research interests are in the areas of life satisfaction and its determinants, ageing, and informal care of older people. Currently, Edel co-leads the ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster.




Grants and Honours

  • 12/04/2021 - Exploratory Investigation of the Economic Impact of Bereavement in Irel, University College Cork
  • 03/09/2018 - College of Business and Law, Research Strategic Development Fund, Cork University Business School
  • 14/03/2016 - Social & Economic Analysis of Legal Services (SEALS), Irish Research Council
  • 01/10/2014 - Promoting mental wellbeing in older age: the role of age specific housing, Irish Research Council
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Other Activities

  • 01/12/2021 - Student-Staff Consultative Council (PhDs)
  • 30/04/2021 - Climate Action Across Generations, Institute of Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)
  • 25/10/2019 - National Child Protection & Welfare Social Work Conference
  • 09/05/2019 - Irish Economic Association Annual Conference
  • 28/03/2019 - Fourteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry. The Value of Mental Health Services
  • 28/02/2019 - PhD External Examiner, UWE Bristol - University of the West of England
  • 02/01/2019 - ESRI Reviewer (Report)
  • 01/01/2019 - Board of Studies Member BSc Accounting, Cork University Business School
  • 01/01/2019 - Board of Studies Member BComm International, Cork University Business School
  • 01/09/2018 - Irish Academy of Management Conference
  • 29/08/2018 - European Regional Science Association Congress
  • 29/08/2018 - European Regional Science Association Congress
  • 06/12/2017 - CUBS Research Symposium
  • 27/10/2017 - 6th National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference
  • 29/06/2017 - International Health Conference
  • 04/04/2017 - Reviewer ESR
  • 14/07/2016 - European Health Economics Association
  • 01/10/2014 - Invited Speaker, University College Dublin
  • 01/09/2014 - Irish Society of New Economists (ISNE)
  • 14/07/2014 - International Health Economics Association
  • 01/09/2012 - Irish Society of New Economists
  • 23/06/2010 - Health Economists' Study Group
  • 23/06/2010 - Health Economists' Study Group
  • 01/09/2009 - Irish Society of New Economists
  • 05/01/2009 - Health Economists' Study Group
  • 01/09/2008 - Irish Society of New Economists
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Pedagogic Experiences

  • 2022 - Economic Journey Through life Decisions [Microeconomics]: Firms in a World of Uncertainty, University College Cork, BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformational Learning)
  • 2021 - Microeconomics and the Individual, University College Cork, BSc (Hons) Finance
  • 2020 - Reasoning and Problem Solving in Economics, University College Cork, BA (Hons) Economics (through Transformational Learning)
  • 2018 - Statistics for Development Research Part 1, School of Applied Social Studies
  • 2012 - Economic Reasoning for Business, University College Cork, BSc (Hons) Accounting
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Research Domains

  • Health economics
  • Economics of well-being
  • Health and social issues  
  • Economics of the family  
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  • 2019 - An Analysis of Well Being in China (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2017 - An Investigation into Out of Pocket Health Expenditure in India, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Journal article

Year Publication
2018 WALSH, E., MURPHY, A. (2018). Investigating the causal relationship between employment and informal caregiving of the elderly. BMC Research Notes. Details
2019 WALSH, E., MURPHY, A., HALTON, C., HAROLD, G. (2019). After the Reforms: An Analysis of the Factors Associated with the Use of Legal Services in Child Welfare Proceedings in Ireland. International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. doi:10.32327/ijmess/8.2.2019.6. Details
2019 WALSH, E., MURPHY, A. (2019). Examining the effects of activities of daily living on informal caregiver strain. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. doi:10.1177/1355819619848025. Details
2021 WALSH, E., MURPHY, A. (2021). Life satisfaction amongst working parents: examining the case of mothers and fathers in Ireland. International Journal of Social Economics, 48 (4), 622-639. doi:10.1108/IJSE-05-2020-0295. Details
2021 CROWLEY, F., WALSH, E. (2021). Tolerance, social capital, and life satisfaction: a multilevel model from transition countries in the European Union. Review of Social Economy. doi:10.1080/00346764.2021.1957994. Details
2021 WALSH, E., MURPHY, A. (2021). The Erosion of Life Satisfaction amongst Working Parents: Examining the Case of Mothers and Fathers in Ireland.. International Journal of Social Economics, 48 (4).

Book chapter

Year Publication
2017 MRINAL, C., MURPHY, R., BURKE, L. A., WALSH, E. (2017). Making Children Resilient to Poor Health: Can the Number of Children in a Household Play a Role? Evidence from India. Children's Research Digest on Resilience. Children's Research Network.

Conference abstract

Year Publication
2015 MURPHY, A., WALSH, E. (2015). An Economic Analysis of Informal Care Provision in Ireland. Details


Year Publication
2018 WALSH, E. (2018). A Social and Economic Analysis of the use of Legal Services (SEALS) in the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).
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