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Cambridge Public Health

 
NIHR Doctoral Fellow

I am an NIHR doctoral fellow (2022-25), researching population-level approaches to dementia risk reduction. During my PhD I will be using mixed methods, including quantitative analysis, qualitative interviewing, policy analysis, and systematic reviewing. My background is as an applied public health academic, and I have been training as a public health specialty registrar in the East of England region since 2018. I qualified from Keele Medical School in 2015, and passed an MPhil in Public Health at the University of Cambridge in 2018-19 with distinction.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2024 (Accepted for publication)

  • Walsh, S., Wallace, L., Kuhn, I., Mytton, O., Lafortune, L., Wills, W., Mukadam, N. and Brayne, C., 2024 (Accepted for publication). Population-level interventions for the primary prevention of dementia: a complex evidence review EClinicalMedicine, v. 70
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2024.102538
  • 2024

  • Walsh, S., Wallace, L., Kuhn, I., Mytton, O., Lafortune, L., Wills, W., Mukadam, N. and Brayne, C., 2024. Are Population-Level Approaches to Dementia Risk Reduction Under-Researched? A Rapid Review of the Dementia Prevention Literature. J Prev Alzheimers Dis, v. 11
    Doi: 10.14283/jpad.2023.57
  • 2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Walsh, S., Govia, I., Peters, R., Richard, E., Stephan, BCM., Wilson, N., Wallace, L., Anstey, KJ. and Brayne, C., 2023 (Accepted for publication). What would a population‐level approach to dementia risk reduction look like, and how would it work? Alzheimer's and Dementia,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12985
  • Walsh, S., Roscoe, H., Mathie, E., Wallace, L., Govia, I. and Brayne, C., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Exploring English policymakers’ attitudes towards dementia risk reduction: a qualitative study International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,
  • Walsh, S., Wallace, L., Mukadam, N., Mytton, O., Lafortune, L., Wills, W. and Brayne, C., 2023 (Accepted for publication). What is a population-level approach to prevention, and how could we apply it to dementia risk reduction? Public Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2023.09.019
  • 2023

  • Maestre, G., Carrillo, M., Kalaria, R., Acosta, D., Adams, L., Adoukonou, T., Akinwande, K., Akinyemi, J., Akinyemi, R., Akpa, O., Alladi, S., Allegri, R., Arizaga, R., Arshad, F., Arulogun, O., Babalola, D., Baiyewu, O., Bak, T., Bellaj, T., Boshe, J., Brayne, C., Brodie-Mends, D., Brown, R., Cahn, J., Cyrille, N., Damasceno, A., de Silva, R., de Silva, R., Djibuti, M., Dreyer, AJ., Ellajosyula, R., Farombi, T., Fongang, B., Forner, S., Friedland, R., Garza, N., Gbessemehlan, A., Georgiou, EE-Z., Gouider, R., Govia, I., Grinberg, L., Guerchet, M., Gugssa, S., Gumikiriza-Onoria, JL., Gustafson, D., Hogervorst, E., Hornberger, M., Ibanez, A., Ihara, M., Ismail, O., Issac, T., Jönsson, L., Kaputu, C., Karanja, W., Karungi, J., Tshala-Katumbay, D., Kunkle, B., Lee, JH., Leroi, I., Lewis, R., Livingston, G., Lopera, F., Lwere, K., Manes, F., Mbakile-Mahlanza, L., Mena, P., Miller, B., Millogo, A., Mohamed, A., Musyimi, C., Mutiso, V., Nakasujja, N., Ndetei, D., Nightingale, S., Njamnshi, AK., Novotni, G., Nyamayaro, P., Nyame, S., Ogeng'o, J., Ogunniyi, A., Okada De Oliveira, M., Okubadejo, N., Orrell, M., Orunmuyi, A., Owolabi, M., Paddick, S., A Pericak-Vance, M., Pirtosek, Z., Potocnik, F., Preston, B., Raman, R., Ranchod, K., Rizig, M., Rosselli, M., Deepa, R., Roy, U., Salokhiddinov, M., Sano, M., Sarfo, F., Satizabal, CL., Sepulveda-Falla, D., Seshadri, S., Sexton, C., Skoog, I., St George-Hyslop, P., Suemoto, C., Tanner, J., Thapa, P., Toure, K., Ucheagwu, V., Udeh-Momoh, C., Valcour, V., Vance, J., Varghese, M., Vera, J., Walker, R., Weidner, W., Sebastian, W., Whitehead Gay, P., Zetterberg, H., Zewde, Y. and African Dementia Consortium, , 2023. The Nairobi Declaration-Reducing the burden of dementia in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): Declaration of the 2022 Symposium on Dementia and Brain Aging in LMICs. Alzheimers Dement,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1002/alz.13025
  • Walsh, S., Merrick, R. and Brayne, C., 2023. Action needed on social and commercial determinants of neurological health - Authors' reply. Lancet Neurol, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00071-6
  • Walsh, S., Merrick, R. and Brayne, C., 2023. The polypill from a public-health perspective LANCET NEUROLOGY, v. 22
  • Walsh, S., Govia, I., Peters, R., Richard, E., Stephan, BC., Wilson, N-A., Wallace, L., Anstey, KJ. and Brayne, C., 2023. Authors' response to: A new dementia prevention approach requires new language. Alzheimers Dement, v. 19
    Doi: 10.1002/alz.13364
  • Liu, KY., Walsh, S., Brayne, C., Merrick, R., Richard, E. and Howard, R., 2023. Evaluation of clinical benefits of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Lancet Healthy Longev, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(23)00193-9
  • Walsh, S., Wallace, L., Kuhn, I., Mytton, O., Lafortune, L., Wills, W., Mukadam, N. and Brayne, C., 2023. Population-level interventions for the primary prevention of dementia: a complex evidence review. Lancet, v. 402 Suppl 1
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02068-8
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Walsh, S., Merrick, R., Richard, E., Nurrock, S. and Brayne, C., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Lecanemab for Alzheimer's disease BMJ: British Medical Journal,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o3010
  • 2022

  • Walsh, S., Brain, J., Mukadam, N., Anderson, R., Greene, L., Govia, I., Kuhn, I., Anstey, KJ., Knapp, M., Stephan, BCM. and Brayne, C., 2022. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of community and population interventions to reduce the modifiable risk factors for dementia. Maturitas, v. 166
    Doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2022.09.002
  • Walsh, S., Merrick, R. and Brayne, C., 2022. The relevance of social and commercial determinants for neurological health Lancet Neurology,
  • Marshall-Andon, T., Walsh, S., Berger-Gillam, T. and Pari, AAA., 2022. Systematic review of post-COVID-19 syndrome rehabilitation guidelines. Integr Healthc J, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/ihj-2021-000100
  • Walsh, S., Govia, I., Wallace, L., Richard, E., Peters, R., Anstey, KJ. and Brayne, C., 2022. A whole-population approach is required for dementia risk reduction. Lancet Healthy Longev, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(21)00301-9
  • Walsh, S., Milne, R. and Brayne, C., 2022. Ethics, evidence, and the environment in dementia risk reduction - Authors' reply. Lancet Healthy Longev, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(22)00037-X
  • 2021 (Published online)

  • Brayne, C., Wallace, L. and Walsh, S., 2021 (Published online). The legacy of the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit: successes, challenges, and potential ways forward-Unsolicited comment The Lancet Healthy Longevity, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(21)00145-8
  • Walsh, S., Chowdhury, A., Braithwaite, V., Russell, S., Birch, J., Ward, J., Waddington, C., Brayne, C., Bonell, C., Viner, R. and Mytton, O., 2021 (Published online). Do school closures and school reopenings affect community transmission of COVID-19? A systematic review of observational studies BMJ Open,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053371
  • 2021

  • Walsh, S., Merrick, R., Milne, R. and Brayne, C., 2021. Aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease? BMJ, v. 374
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1682
  • Walsh, S., Chowdhury, A., Braithwaite, V., Russell, S., Birch, JM., Ward, JL., Waddington, C., Brayne, C., Bonell, C., Viner, RM. and Mytton, OT., 2021. Do school closures and school reopenings affect community transmission of COVID-19? A systematic review of observational studies BMJ Open, v. 11
    Doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053371
  • Wallace, L., Walsh, S. and Brayne, C., 2021. The legacy of the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit: successes, challenges, and potential ways forward. Lancet Healthy Longev, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568(21)00145-8
  • Walsh, S., 2021. Public health is key to data saving lives. BMJ, v. 374
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2067
  • Marshall-Andon, T., Walsh, S., Fuld, J. and Pari, AAA., 2021. The health system response to long COVID in England - at a critical juncture. Br J Gen Pract, v. 71
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp21X717401
  • Walsh, S. and Brayne, CE., 2021. Does playing a musical instrument prevent dementia? Alzheimer's & Dementia, v. 17
    Doi: 10.1002/alz.049684
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Walsh, S., Luben, R., Hayat, S. and Brayne, C., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Is there a dose-response relationship between musical instrument playing and later-life cognition? A cohort study using EPIC-Norfolk data. Age And Ageing,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa242
  • 2020

  • Walsh, S., 2020. Re: Induction of labour should be offered to all women at term: More balanced statistical reporting required for truly informed consent. BJOG, v. 127
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16162
  • Merrick, R., Walsh, S., Ford, J., Morling, J. and Lee, ACK., 2020. Winter is coming, and it is going to be tough: COVID-19 and winter preparedness. Public Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.07.037
  • Walsh, S., Simmons-Jones, F. and Best, R., 2020. Care during covid-19: partner attendance at maternity services. BMJ, v. 371
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3973
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Van Kessel, R., Walsh, S., Ruigrok, A., Holt, R., Yliherva, A., Kärnä, E., Moilanen, I., Hjorne, E., Taneja Johansson, S., Schendel, D., Pedersen, L., Brayne, C., Baron-Cohen, S. and Roman Urrestarazu, A., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Autism and the Right to Education in the EU: Policy Mapping and Scoping Review of Nordic Countries Denmark, Finland, and Sweden Molecular Autism,
    Doi: 10.1186/s13229-019-0290-4
  • Walsh, S. and Brayne, C., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Does playing a musical instrument reduce the incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis Aging and Mental Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1699019
  • 2019

  • Walsh, S., King, E. and Brayne, C., 2019. France removes state funding for dementia drugs BMJ, v. 367
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6930
  • Walsh, S., Mahmoud, M., Htun, H., Hodgett, S. and Barton, D., 2019. A comparison of follow-up rates of women with gestational diabetes before and after the updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance advocating routine follow-up, and the association with neighbourhood deprivation BRITISH JOURNAL OF DIABETES, v. 19
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.15277/bjd.2019.202
  • Costello, H., Walsh, S., Cooper, C. and Livingston, G., 2019. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence and associations of stress and burnout among staff in long-term care facilities for people with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr, v. 31
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610218001606
  • 2017

  • Walsh, S., Haroon, S., Nirantharakumar, K. and Bhala, N., 2017. Approaches to alcohol screening in secondary care: a review and meta-analysis LANCET, v. 390
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)33027-1
  • Other publications

    2023

  • Walsh, S. and Brayne, C., 2023. Comment on "Dementia prevention: The potential long-term cost-effectiveness of the FINGER prevention program". Alzheimers Dement, v. 19
    Doi: 10.1002/alz.13045
  • Contact Details

    sjw261@medschl.cam.ac.uk