Research Profile

Edel Walsh

Biography

Dr Edel Walsh was awarded a PhD from University College Cork in 2012. She previously graduated with a BA Joint Honours Degree in Economics and Sociology and a MA in Economics from University College Cork. Her principal research interests are in the area of subjective well-being. Her PhD focused on establishing the determinants of well-being in Ireland and in particular establishing a simultaneous relationship between well-being and employment status using advanced econometric techniques.

Edel is Director of the MSc Economics of Business Practice, which is a distinctive, practice-oriented postgraduate programme. Participants can develop an applied knowledge and comprehensive understanding of how business operates through a 6 month work placement. Edel’s teaching is mainly in the area of business economics and includes delivering modules on topics such as business strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Edel has lectured in econometrics and research methods modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She also teaches survey data analysis on an executive education programme.

Research Interests

Edel's research interests include health economics, economics of happiness and well-being, ageing and informal caregiving in Ireland

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Social & Economic Analysis of Legal Services (SEALS) in the Child and Family Agency (Tusla)Irish Research Council14-MAR-1631-AUG-18€99,908.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Investigating the causal relationship between employment and informal caregiving of the elderly'
Walsh E;Murphy A; (2018) 'Investigating the causal relationship between employment and informal caregiving of the elderly'. BMC Research Notes, 11 (1) [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Making Children Resilient to Poor Health: Can the Number of Children in a Household Play a Role? Evidence from India'
Chadha, M, Murphy, R, Burke, LA, 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, 4 (2) .   [Details]
(2015)'Does awareness of the dangers of excess alcohol consumption alter the drinking habits of third level students in Ireland'
Cassidy, K., Walsh, E., Crosby, O. (2015) 'Does awareness of the dangers of excess alcohol consumption alter the drinking habits of third level students in Ireland' Irish Journal of Medical Science, 184 (Supplement 6) . [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2018)A Social and Economic Analysis of the use of Legal Services (SEALS) in the Child and Family Agency (Tusla).
Halton, C, Harold, G, Murphy, A, Walsh, E (2018) A Social and Economic Analysis of the use of Legal Services (SEALS) in the Child and Family Agency (Tusla). University College Cork, Cork. [Details]

Invited Seminars

 YearPublication
(2014)Irish Economics and Psychology Conference.
Walsh, E (2014) Irish Economics and Psychology Conference. Invited Seminars [Details]

Radio Presentation

 YearPublication
(2015)Happiness in Ireland. Alan Corcoran Show. South East Radio.
Walsh, E (2015) Happiness in Ireland. Alan Corcoran Show. South East Radio. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2014)Interview re Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Ireland, Breakfast Show Newstalk.
Walsh, E (2014) Interview re Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Ireland, Breakfast Show Newstalk. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2014)Interview re Happiness in Ireland, Morning Show East Coast FM.
Walsh, E (2014) Interview re Happiness in Ireland, Morning Show East Coast FM. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2014)Interview re: Determinants of Happiness in Ireland, Highland Radio FM.
Walsh, E (2014) Interview re: Determinants of Happiness in Ireland, Highland Radio FM. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2014)Interview re: Life Satisfaction in Ireland, Tipp FM.
Walsh, E (2014) Interview re: Life Satisfaction in Ireland, Tipp FM. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2014)Interview re: Life Satisfaction in Ireland, Shannonside FM.
Walsh, E (2014) Interview re: Life Satisfaction in Ireland, Shannonside FM. Radio Presentation [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2012)An Analysis of Subjective Well-Being in Ireland.
Walsh, E (2012) An Analysis of Subjective Well-Being in Ireland. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(2003)An Analysis of the Factors that affect the Demand for Private Health Carein Ireland.
Walsh, E (2003) An Analysis of the Factors that affect the Demand for Private Health Carein Ireland. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Working Paper

 YearPublication
(2013)Controlling for the Endogeneity in the Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Employment Status.
Walsh, E & Murphy, R (2013) Controlling for the Endogeneity in the Relationship between Life Satisfaction and Employment Status. Working Paper [Details]
(2012)An Examination of the Factors Affecting Subjective Well-Being in Ireland.
Walsh, E (2012) An Examination of the Factors Affecting Subjective Well-Being in Ireland. Working Paper   [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Health Economics Association Abstract Reviewer/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)Irish Academy of Management Conference,
Walsh, E (on behalf of the SEALS Research Team) (2018) An Analysis of the Factors Associated with the Use of Legal Services in Child Welfare Proceedings. [Oral Presentation], Irish Academy of Management Conference, UCC . [Details]
(2018)ERSA Congress,
Walsh, E & Murphy, A (2018) An Analysis of Parents' Life Satisfaction in Ireland - Evidence from the European Social Survey 2016. [Oral Presentation], ERSA Congress, UCC . [Details]
(2018)ERSA Congress,
Walsh, E & Crowley, F (2018) How Important are Ties, Trust and Tolerance for Life Satisfaction in Europe?. [Oral Presentation], ERSA Congress, UCC . [Details]
(2017)National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference,
Harold, G & Walsh, E (2017) Tusla's use of legal services: some national insights from a socio-economic analysis. [Oral Presentation], National Child Protection and Welfare Social Work Conference, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)International Health Conference,
Walsh, E & Murphy, A (2017) Examining the effects of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) on Informal Caregiver Strain. [Oral Presentation], International Health Conference, Oxford . [Details]
(2017)CUBS Research Symposium,
Walsh, E (on behalf of the SEALS Research Team) (2017) An Econometric Analysis of the Use of Legal Services by Social Work Professionals Working for Tusla - The Child and Family Agency. [Oral Presentation], CUBS Research Symposium, UCC . [Details]
(2016)European Health Economics Association,
Walsh, E & Murphy, A (2016) An Economic Costing of Long Term Care in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], European Health Economics Association, Hamburg, Germany . [Details]
(2015)ISPOR,
Murphy, A & Walsh, E (2015) An Economic Analysis of Informal Care Provision in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], ISPOR, Milan . [Details]
(2015)International Health Economics Association,
Walsh, E & Murphy, A (2015) An Analysis of Informal Care Provision in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], International Health Economics Association, Milan . [Details]
(2014)International Health Economics Association,
Walsh, E (2014) Estimating the Determinants of Well-Being in Ireland: Evidence from the European Social Survey 5. [Oral Presentation], International Health Economics Association, Trinity College, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Irish Society of New Economists,
Walsh, E (2014) The Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Ireland: An Empirical Study using the European Social Survey 5 (2010). [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of New Economists, NUIG . [Details]
(2012)Irish Society of New Economists,
Walsh, E (2012) An Analysis of Subjective Well-Being in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of New Economists, University College Cork . [Details]
(2010)Health Economists' Study Group,
Walsh, E (2010) An Analysis of the Relationship between Subjective Well-Being and Employment Status in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Health Economists' Study Group, University College Cork , 23-JUN-10 - 23-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Department of Economics Research Symposium,
Walsh, E (2010) An Analysis of the Relationship between Subjective Well-Being and Employment Status in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Department of Economics Research Symposium, University College Cork , 29-JUN-10 - 29-JUN-12. [Details]
(2010)Health Economics Study Group Conference,
Walsh,E (2010) Health Economics Study Group Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Health Economics Study Group Conference, Cork , 23-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10. [Details]
(2009)Health Economists' Study Group,
Walsh, E (2009) An Analysis of Subjective Well-Being in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Health Economists' Study Group, University of Manchester , 08-JAN-09 - 08-JAN-09. [Details]
(2009)Irish Society of New Economists,
Walsh, E (2009) An Analysis of the Relationship between Subjective Well-Being and Employment Status in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of New Economists, University of Limerick , 02-OCT-09 - 02-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008)Irish Society of New Economists,
Walsh, E (2008) An Econometric Investigation of the Impact of Health Status on Subjective Well-Being in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of New Economists, NUI Galway , 03-OCT-08 - 03-OCT-08. [Details]
(2014)10th World Congress on Health Economics in the Age of Longevity: A Joint iHEA & ECHE Congress,
Walsh, E (2014) Scientific Committee. [N/A], 10th World Congress on Health Economics in the Age of Longevity: A Joint iHEA & ECHE Congress, Dublin , 14-FEB-14 - 25-MAR-14. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CUBS Student Engagement Task Force Co-Chair/
ISS21 Ageing Cluster Co-Leader/
Graduate Studies Committee Co-Chair/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Economics19-SEP-11 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2015University College Cork Postgrad Dip in Teaching & Learning in HETeaching in Higher Education
2014University College Cork Postgrad Cert. in Teaching & Learning in HETeaching and Learning in HE
2012University College Cork PHDEconomics
2003University College Cork MAEconomics
2002University College Cork HDipBusiness Economics
2001University College Cork BAEconomics and Sociology

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Economic And Social Review Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Programme Director MSc Economics of Business Practice 
https://www.cubsucc.com/programmes/postgraduate/pg-dip-msc-economics-of-business-practice/

Internal Examiner DBA (Business Economics)
Internal Examiner PhD (Economics)

Teaching Activities

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2018Mrinal Chadha University College CorkPHDAn Investigation into Out of Pocket Health Expenditure in India

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Resourcing Organisation and Competitive Capability 2 EC2209Resourcing Organisation and Competitive Capability 2
2020Economic Reasoning for Business EC1202Economic Reasoning for Business

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