Mr Ian Walsh

Consultant Urologist

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Mr Ian Walsh, a Urologist and Senior Lecturer at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Maypole Pelvic Clinic and Queen’s University Belfast and now resident Urologist at Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo.

His subspecialty areas of expertise include functional urology, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction, psychosexual medicine, neurourology, human factors, patient safety, cognition, arts in medicine and qualitative research (for which he was awarded a Master of Science degree with distinction). He has produced two theses and circa 130 publications. He has been conferred Senior Fellowship of The Higher Education Authority.

Mr Walsh is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Irish Association of Sexual Medicine and a founding member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Society for Female, Neurological and Urodynamic Urology, as well as Editor of both The Journal of Psychosexual Medicine and Healthcare. He is Lead for both Healthcare Human Factors in N. Ireland and Medical Humanities at Queen’s University Belfast and is a senior Council Member of The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.

Personal profile

Mr Walsh is a professional musician (classically trained and multi- instrumentalist, with performance and recording output in blues and singer-songwriter genres). He also works as a music producer, with wide experience and expertise in audio recording and production. He is also a professional writer, covering both fiction and nonfiction amongst his published works.



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Professional bodies

GMC Specialist Register (Urology)

Member of British Association of Urological Surgeons

Member of Institute of Psychosexual Medicine

Scientific Chair of Irish Association of Psychosexual Medicine

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Authority

British Medical Association

Ulster Medical Society

Chair of Healthcare Human Factors NI

The Balint Society

Renal Arts Group

Chair of Transatlantic Arts

Humanities and Healthcare


Walsh IK. Physical Aspects of the Sex Response.

Introduction to Psychosexual Medicine, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group 2019

Carswell C, Noble HR, Walsh IK, Reid J. Visual Arts-Based Interventions for Hospitalised Patients with Cancer: A Systematic Literature review.

British Journal of Healthcare Management 2018 24 (12), 611-16.

Walsh I, Quinn J, Spencer A, Noble H. AnArtomy: Arts, Anatomy and Medicine – Human Beings Being Human.

MedEdPublish, 2018, 7, [3], 66  

Walsh IK. Medicine and Humanities: Human Beings Being Human.

IPMJ 2017; 72: 13-17

Walsh IK, Murphy P. Healtheatre: Drama and Medicine in Concert.

Healthcare 2017. 5, 37

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Sexual dysfunction - male and female
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Bladder problems
  • Urinary problems
  • Psychosexual dysfunction
  • Medicolegal services

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