Dr Colin Walsh

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Northern Clinical School

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Biographical details

I graduated MB BCh BAO with honours from University College Dublin in 2002. Between 2003 and 2005, I undertook basic training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Dublin and completed a Higher Diploma in Child Heath (DCH).

From 2005-2008, I completed specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology, initially at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and subsequently at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambirdge, UK. During this time I obtained both membership of both the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK (MRCOG).

From 2008-2011, I undertook 3 years combined clinical-research training at the Pelvic Floor Unit, St George Hospital, Sydney under Professor Kate Moore. This large multidisciplinary unit (www.pelvicfloorunit.com.au) provides tertiary-level care to women with complex urogynaecological problems. During this period, I was awarded a PhD from the University of New South Wales.

Between 2011 and 2013, I completed an RCOG-accredited fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. This maternity unit is one of the oldest in the world and also one of the busiest, delivering almost 10,000 babies per annum in recent years. The MFM department is extremely busy, caring for a wide range of complex maternal and fetal problems. In July 2013, I was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Trainingby the RCOG in London, with a subspecialty qualification in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (CCT-MFM). This is the UK equivalent to the Australian FRANZCOG and CMFM qualifications.

In August 2013, I commenced work at the MFM Department at Royal North Shore Hospital and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).

Research interests

My primary interest is clinical research related to maternal-fetal medicine / high-risk pregnancy. Specific areas of research interest include:

-Obstetric complications, including gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth

-Alloimmunisation (maternal antibodies) and intrauterine transfusion

-Congenital heart disorders and fetal echocardiography

-Management of complex multiple pregnancy, including monochorionic twins, TTTS and monoamniotic twins

-Evidence-based surgical technique, particularly caesarean section and operative vaginal delivery

I also have an interest in the medical and surgical management of female urinary incontinence, incorporating oveactive bladder and stress incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Teaching and supervision

-Routine day-to-day teaching of junior medical staff

-I have also supervised a number of medical students and residents during clinical research projects, many of whom have succesffuly published papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • O'Neill, H., Egan, G., Walsh, C., Cotter, A., Walsh, S. (2014). Omission of the bladder flap at caesarean section reduces delivery time without increased morbidity: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 174, 20-26. [More Information]
  • Shilling, C., Walsh, C., Downey, P., Mooney, E. (2014). Umbilical artery thrombosis is a rare but clinically important finding: A series of 7 cases with clinical outcomes. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 17(2), 89-93. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., McAuliffe, F., Turowski, G., Roald, B., Mooney, E. (2013). A survey of obstetricians' views on placental pathology reporting. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 121(3), 275-277. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Cheng, Y., Mansfield, K., Parkin, K., Mukerjee, C., Moore, K. (2013). Decreased intravesical adenosine triphosphate in patients with refractory detrusor overactivity and bacteriuria. The Journal of Urology, 189(4), 1383-1387. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Robson, M., McAuliffe, F. (2013). Mode of Delivery at Term and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 121(1), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Lindsay, K., Walsh, C., Brennan, L., McAuliffe, F. (2013). Probiotics in pregnancy and maternal outcomes: A systematic review. The Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 26(8), 772-778. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Russell, N., McAuliffe, F., Higgins, S., Mahony, R., Carroll, S., McParland, P. (2013). Relationship between maternal antibody type and antenatal course following intrauterine transfusion for red cell alloimmunisation. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 171(2), 235-239. [More Information]
  • Healy, D., Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2013). Suprapubic versus transurethral bladder catheterization following pelvic surgery. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 25(5), 410-413. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2012). Botulinum Toxin in ‘‘Refractory’’ Detrusor Overactivity. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 31(5), 708. [More Information]
  • Moore, K., Shahab, R., Walsh, C., Kuteesa, W., Sarma, S., Cebola, M., Allen, W., Wang, Y., Karantanis, E. (2012). Randomized controlled trial of cough test versus no cough test in the tension-free vaginal tape procedure: effect upon voiding dysfunction and 12-month efficacy. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(4), 435-441. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Parkin, K., Moore, K. (2012). Rectus fascia pubovaginal sling for recurrent stress urinary incontinence after failed synthetic mid-urethral sling: Letter. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 6(6), 429-430. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., McAuliffe, F. (2012). Recurrent twin-twin transfusion syndrome after selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation: a systematic review of the literature. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(5), 506-512. [More Information]
  • Healy, E., Walsh, C., Cotter, A., Walsh, S. (2012). Suprapubic compared with transurethral bladder catheterization for gynecologic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 120(3), 678-687. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2011). Closure: an unusual postpartum problem was identified at the 6-week office visit. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(5), 453.e1-453.e2. [More Information]
  • Indraratna, P., Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2011). Intra-operative cystoscopy in gynaecological surgery: A brief overview. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(3), 272-275. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Siddins, A., Parkin, K., Mukerjee, C., Moore, K. (2011). Prevalence of "low-count" bacteriuria in female urinary incontinence versus continent female controls: a cross-sectional study. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(10), 1267-1272. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2011). Recurrent stress urinary incontinence after synthetic mid-urethral sling procedures. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 23(5), 355-361. [More Information]
  • Clay, F., Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2011). Staples vs subcuticular sutures for skin closure at cesarean delivery: a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(5), 378-383. [More Information]
  • Lees, J., Walsh, C. (2011). The contribution of Australian and New Zealand obstetrics and obstetricians and gynaecologists to modern clinical practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(10), 614. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2011). TVT-Secur mini-sling for stress urinary incontinence: a review of outcomes at 12 months. BJU International, 108(5), 652-657. [More Information]
  • Gendy, R., Walsh, C., Walsh, S., Karantanis, E. (2011). Vaginal hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease: a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Cheng, Y., Mansfield, K., Allen, W., Walsh, C., Burcher, E., Moore, K. (2010). Does adenosine triphosphate released into voided urodynamic fluid contribute to urgency signaling in women with bladder dysfunction? The Journal of Urology, 183(3), 1082-1086. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2010). Evidence-based cesarean technique. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 22(2), 110-115. [More Information]
  • Baxi, L., Walsh, C. (2010). Monoamniotic twins in contemporary practice: a single-center study of perinatal outcomes. The Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 23(6), 506-510. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2010). Overactive bladder in women: Does low-count bacteriuria matter? A review. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 30(1), 32-37. [More Information]
  • Son, M., Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2010). Prenatal diagnosis of urinary ascites in a fetus with meningomyelocele. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 28(1), 61-64. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2010). Recurrent stress urinary incontinence after synthetic midurethral sling procedure. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 115(6), 1296-1301. [More Information]
  • Baxi, L., Walsh, C. (2009). Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Dandy-Walker malformation and polymicrogyria in Turner syndrome: an unreported association. Prenatal diagnosis, 29(9), 899-900. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2009). Extraabdominal vs intraabdominal uterine repair at cesarean delivery: a metaanalysis. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 200(6), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2009). Laparoscopic appendectomy during pregnancy: an evidence-based review. Surgical Endoscopy, 23(3), 671. [More Information]
  • Bhutta, H., Walsh, S., Tang, T., Walsh, C., Clarke, J. (2009). Ovarian vein syndrome: a review. International Journal of Surgery, 7(6), 516-520. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2009). Topical magnesium sulfate for cervical dystocia. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 54(3), 189-190. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Walsh, S., Tang, T., Slack, M. (2009). Total abdominal hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 144(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2009). Uterine fibroid embolization. The New England Journal of Medicine, 361(23), 2292-2294. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Manias, T., Patient, C. (2008). Atrial fibrillation in pregnancy. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 138(1), 119-120. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Foley, M. (2008). Ehlers-danlos syndrome in pregnancy. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 24(1), 79. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Vallerie, A., Baxi, L. (2008). Etiology of stillbirth at term: a 10-year cohort study. The Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 21(7), 493-501. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Tang, T., Walsh, S. (2008). Laparoscopic versus open appendicectomy in pregnancy: a systematic review. International Journal of Surgery, 6(4), 339-344. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2008). Mean arterial pressure and prediction of pre-eclampsia. BMJ, 336(7653), 1079-1080. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2008). Re: Shravanahalli S, Nallapeta S, Ahmed A, Edi-Osagie EC. 2008. Should we consent for bowel evisceration as a potential complication of hysterectomy? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 28:455. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 28(7), 761. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., McMenamin, M., Foley, M., Daly, S., Robson, M., Geary, M. (2008). Trends in intrapartum fetal death, 1979-2003. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 198(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Mayer, E., Baxi, L. (2007). Lyme disease in pregnancy: case report and review of the literature. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 62(1), 41-50. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2007). Re: misoprostol and uterine rupture. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(6), 520-521. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Mahony, R., Foley, M., Daly, L., O'Herlihy, C. (2007). Recurrence of fetal macrosomia in non-diabetic pregnancies. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 27(4), 374-378. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2007). Rupture of the primigravid uterus: a review of the literature. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 62(5), 327-334. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Reardon, W., Foley, M. (2007). Unexplained prelabor uterine rupture in a term primigravida. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 109(2 PT 1), 455. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Sherwin, J., Slack, M. (2007). Vaginal evisceration following total laparoscopic hysterectomy: case report and review of the literature. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(6), 516-519. [More Information]

2014

  • O'Neill, H., Egan, G., Walsh, C., Cotter, A., Walsh, S. (2014). Omission of the bladder flap at caesarean section reduces delivery time without increased morbidity: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 174, 20-26. [More Information]
  • Shilling, C., Walsh, C., Downey, P., Mooney, E. (2014). Umbilical artery thrombosis is a rare but clinically important finding: A series of 7 cases with clinical outcomes. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology, 17(2), 89-93. [More Information]

2013

  • Walsh, C., McAuliffe, F., Turowski, G., Roald, B., Mooney, E. (2013). A survey of obstetricians' views on placental pathology reporting. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 121(3), 275-277. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Cheng, Y., Mansfield, K., Parkin, K., Mukerjee, C., Moore, K. (2013). Decreased intravesical adenosine triphosphate in patients with refractory detrusor overactivity and bacteriuria. The Journal of Urology, 189(4), 1383-1387. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Robson, M., McAuliffe, F. (2013). Mode of Delivery at Term and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 121(1), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Lindsay, K., Walsh, C., Brennan, L., McAuliffe, F. (2013). Probiotics in pregnancy and maternal outcomes: A systematic review. The Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 26(8), 772-778. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Russell, N., McAuliffe, F., Higgins, S., Mahony, R., Carroll, S., McParland, P. (2013). Relationship between maternal antibody type and antenatal course following intrauterine transfusion for red cell alloimmunisation. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 171(2), 235-239. [More Information]
  • Healy, D., Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2013). Suprapubic versus transurethral bladder catheterization following pelvic surgery. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 25(5), 410-413. [More Information]

2012

  • Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2012). Botulinum Toxin in ‘‘Refractory’’ Detrusor Overactivity. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 31(5), 708. [More Information]
  • Moore, K., Shahab, R., Walsh, C., Kuteesa, W., Sarma, S., Cebola, M., Allen, W., Wang, Y., Karantanis, E. (2012). Randomized controlled trial of cough test versus no cough test in the tension-free vaginal tape procedure: effect upon voiding dysfunction and 12-month efficacy. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(4), 435-441. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Parkin, K., Moore, K. (2012). Rectus fascia pubovaginal sling for recurrent stress urinary incontinence after failed synthetic mid-urethral sling: Letter. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 6(6), 429-430. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., McAuliffe, F. (2012). Recurrent twin-twin transfusion syndrome after selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation: a systematic review of the literature. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 40(5), 506-512. [More Information]
  • Healy, E., Walsh, C., Cotter, A., Walsh, S. (2012). Suprapubic compared with transurethral bladder catheterization for gynecologic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 120(3), 678-687. [More Information]

2011

  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2011). Closure: an unusual postpartum problem was identified at the 6-week office visit. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(5), 453.e1-453.e2. [More Information]
  • Indraratna, P., Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2011). Intra-operative cystoscopy in gynaecological surgery: A brief overview. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 51(3), 272-275. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Siddins, A., Parkin, K., Mukerjee, C., Moore, K. (2011). Prevalence of "low-count" bacteriuria in female urinary incontinence versus continent female controls: a cross-sectional study. International Urogynecology Journal, 22(10), 1267-1272. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2011). Recurrent stress urinary incontinence after synthetic mid-urethral sling procedures. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 23(5), 355-361. [More Information]
  • Clay, F., Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2011). Staples vs subcuticular sutures for skin closure at cesarean delivery: a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(5), 378-383. [More Information]
  • Lees, J., Walsh, C. (2011). The contribution of Australian and New Zealand obstetrics and obstetricians and gynaecologists to modern clinical practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(10), 614. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2011). TVT-Secur mini-sling for stress urinary incontinence: a review of outcomes at 12 months. BJU International, 108(5), 652-657. [More Information]
  • Gendy, R., Walsh, C., Walsh, S., Karantanis, E. (2011). Vaginal hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease: a metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 204(5), 1-8. [More Information]

2010

  • Cheng, Y., Mansfield, K., Allen, W., Walsh, C., Burcher, E., Moore, K. (2010). Does adenosine triphosphate released into voided urodynamic fluid contribute to urgency signaling in women with bladder dysfunction? The Journal of Urology, 183(3), 1082-1086. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2010). Evidence-based cesarean technique. Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 22(2), 110-115. [More Information]
  • Baxi, L., Walsh, C. (2010). Monoamniotic twins in contemporary practice: a single-center study of perinatal outcomes. The Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 23(6), 506-510. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2010). Overactive bladder in women: Does low-count bacteriuria matter? A review. Neurourology and Urodynamics, 30(1), 32-37. [More Information]
  • Son, M., Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2010). Prenatal diagnosis of urinary ascites in a fetus with meningomyelocele. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 28(1), 61-64. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Moore, K. (2010). Recurrent stress urinary incontinence after synthetic midurethral sling procedure. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 115(6), 1296-1301. [More Information]

2009

  • Baxi, L., Walsh, C. (2009). Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Dandy-Walker malformation and polymicrogyria in Turner syndrome: an unreported association. Prenatal diagnosis, 29(9), 899-900. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2009). Extraabdominal vs intraabdominal uterine repair at cesarean delivery: a metaanalysis. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 200(6), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Walsh, S. (2009). Laparoscopic appendectomy during pregnancy: an evidence-based review. Surgical Endoscopy, 23(3), 671. [More Information]
  • Bhutta, H., Walsh, S., Tang, T., Walsh, C., Clarke, J. (2009). Ovarian vein syndrome: a review. International Journal of Surgery, 7(6), 516-520. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2009). Topical magnesium sulfate for cervical dystocia. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 54(3), 189-190. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Walsh, S., Tang, T., Slack, M. (2009). Total abdominal hysterectomy versus total laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 144(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2009). Uterine fibroid embolization. The New England Journal of Medicine, 361(23), 2292-2294. [More Information]

2008

  • Walsh, C., Manias, T., Patient, C. (2008). Atrial fibrillation in pregnancy. European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 138(1), 119-120. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Foley, M. (2008). Ehlers-danlos syndrome in pregnancy. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 24(1), 79. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Vallerie, A., Baxi, L. (2008). Etiology of stillbirth at term: a 10-year cohort study. The Journal of Maternal - Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 21(7), 493-501. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Tang, T., Walsh, S. (2008). Laparoscopic versus open appendicectomy in pregnancy: a systematic review. International Journal of Surgery, 6(4), 339-344. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2008). Mean arterial pressure and prediction of pre-eclampsia. BMJ, 336(7653), 1079-1080. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2008). Re: Shravanahalli S, Nallapeta S, Ahmed A, Edi-Osagie EC. 2008. Should we consent for bowel evisceration as a potential complication of hysterectomy? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 28:455. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 28(7), 761. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., McMenamin, M., Foley, M., Daly, S., Robson, M., Geary, M. (2008). Trends in intrapartum fetal death, 1979-2003. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 198(1), 1-7. [More Information]

2007

  • Walsh, C., Mayer, E., Baxi, L. (2007). Lyme disease in pregnancy: case report and review of the literature. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 62(1), 41-50. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C. (2007). Re: misoprostol and uterine rupture. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(6), 520-521. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Mahony, R., Foley, M., Daly, L., O'Herlihy, C. (2007). Recurrence of fetal macrosomia in non-diabetic pregnancies. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 27(4), 374-378. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Baxi, L. (2007). Rupture of the primigravid uterus: a review of the literature. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey, 62(5), 327-334. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Reardon, W., Foley, M. (2007). Unexplained prelabor uterine rupture in a term primigravida. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 109(2 PT 1), 455. [More Information]
  • Walsh, C., Sherwin, J., Slack, M. (2007). Vaginal evisceration following total laparoscopic hysterectomy: case report and review of the literature. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(6), 516-519. [More Information]

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