Dr Aisling Walsh is a Sociologist and lecturer in the Dept of Public Health and Epidemiology. She has experience of conducting qualitative and mixed-methods health research in Ireland and in Africa, in particular Malawi and Zambia. Aisling’s research interests are in health services and systems research, particularly in the areas of maternal health and disability, and health research ethics. She has coordinated two global health research networks and has trained researchers in qualitative and mixed methods research in Africa through these roles. She is currently principal investigator on an HRB Applied Partnership Award to develop health information and education resources for women with epilepsy from preconception to postpartum. She is co-investigator on a number of studies relating to maternal health in Ireland and Malawi and disability services in Ireland. She is also involved in projects relating to obesity services and the health needs of Ukrainian refugees in Ireland. Aisling supervises a number of PhD and Masters students in RCSI.