Science

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University. I split my time between

  • Epidemiological analysis at the NeuroImaging Brain Lab (Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Research School of Population Health)
  • Illustration and morphometric analysis in the Keogh lab (Division of Evolution, Ecology & Genetics, Research School of Biology)
  • Psychology research (when I really should be sleeping)
  • Freelance scientific illustration

I am a professional scientific illustrator: if you're interested in a visualisation or illustration for your work, see my scientific illustration page.

This site is a collection of my scientific work.

Click the below links to browse my current research interests, or browse below for my CV.

Curriculum vitae

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Education
- PhD from the Australian National University
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with first class honours at the Australian National University , University Medal awarded for academic excellence in the field of Psychology
- Bachelor of Science at the Australian National University

Professional Accreditation
Associate fellow of the higher education academy

Society Memberships
- Society for Ambulatory Assessment (2012 - current)
- Society for Mathematical Psychology (2013 - current)
- Association for Psychological Science (2013 - current)
- Applied Psychometric Society (2013 - current)
- American Psychology Society (2012 - 2014)
- Australian Psychology Society (2012 - 2013)
- International Society For The Study of Individual Differences (2012 - 2014)

Professional Contributions
- Peer review:
-- Ad-hoc reviewer for Gerontology: Psychological Sciences , and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
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Conference abstracts for
Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference 2014, and Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Australian National University, 2016.

- Committee memberships/positions:
--  Australian National University Research School of Population Health Management Committee (2016)
-- Australian National University Human Research Ethics Committee (2013 - 2015)
-- Australian National University Research School of Population Health Early Career Researchers Committee (2016-current)
-- Australian National University Higher Degree Research Students Committee (2013 - 2015) 

 

Proficiencies
Statistical analysis, data visualization and bespoke function definition in R.
Visual and textual scientific communication of data or concepts to a wide range of target audiences.
Public speaking to a wide range of target audiences.
Scientific image generation (ggplot2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Blender 3D).
Reproducable scientific workflow (LaTeX, R and Markdown optimised with user-friendly CSS tweaks). 

Competencies
Resource, data, and project management.
Community outreach and media engagement.
Scholarly course design, workshop delivery,undergraduate teaching and postgraduate mentoring.
Video production (filming through editing) and animation (Adobe Flash and frame-by-frame).
Web design (HTML, CSS, Actionscript and Markdown). 

Find me on
ResearchGate 
ORCID 
Publons
The ANU website

Publications

The following CV is sortable by author, year, title, type, or focus. To change the order, click on the heading you'd like to sort by.

Note that scientific illustration work is listed separately on my scientific illustration page.

Authors Year
Title and information
Category Focus
2017 Canberra Hospital Private Practice Fund Award for the Best Clinical Research Oral Presentation.
For Hormone replacement therapy, insulin, and hippocampal volumes in postmenopausal women a longitudinal study (awarded 09/08/2017, includes $500 in prize money)
4) Awards
  2017 Lecturer for POPH8918: Life course approaches to human ageing, the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
Walsh, E. I., Shaw, M., Anstey, K.J., & Cherbin, N. 2017 Hormone replacement therapy, insulin, and hippocampal volumes in postmenopausal women a longitudinal study
Talk, Canberra Health Annual Researchers Meeting (Canberra, Australia, 3rd August)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
2017 Council of academic public health institutions australia early career teaching Award
In partnership with Dr. Cathy Day (awarded 13/07/2017)
4) Awards
Walsh, E.I. , Shaw, M. Sachdev, P., Anstey, K.J. & Cherbuin, N. 2017 Brain atrophy in ageing: estimating effects of blood glucose levels vs other type 2 diabetes effects. Diabetes & Metabolism, in press. (accepted: 26/06/2017) 1) Publications The ageing brain
2016 The art of science: Scientific illustration
Interview with Australian National University's ScienceWise, 3rd July
3) Media
Walsh, E. I. 2017 Scientific illustration
Talk, Field Naturalists Association of the ACT (Canberra, Australia, 6th July)
2) Conference presentations
Walsh, E. I. 2017 Scientific illustration and Conservation
Invited talk, National Parks Association of the ACT (Canberra, Australia, 15th June)
2) Conference presentations
Walsh, E. I., Shaw, M., Anstey, K.J., & Cherbin, N. 2017 Hormone replacement therapy, insulin, and hippocampal volumes in postmenopausal women a longitudinal study
Poster, Australian Society for Medical Research New Investigators Forum (Canberra, Australia, 7th June)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
Walsh, E.I., Jacka, F.N., Butterworth, P., Anstey, K.J. & Cherbuin, N. 2017 The association between Western and Prudent dietary patterns and fasting blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes and normal glucose metabolism in older Australian adults. Heliyon, 3 e00315. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00315 (accepted: 30/05/2017) 1) Publications The ageing brain
Walsh, E.I., Shaw, M., Anstey, K.J., & Cherbin, N. 2017 Opportunities and challenges of eFourier analysis applications
Talk, Australian Mathematical Psychology Society conference (Brisbane, Australia, 15th-17th February)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
Walsh, E.I., Shaw, M., Busby Grant, J., Sachdev, P., Anstey, K.J., & Cherbin, N. 2017 Corpus callosum shape, cognition and ageing
Poster, Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (Sydney, Australia, 3rd-6th January)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
Tabatabaei‐Jafari, H., Walsh, E.I., Shaw, M. E., & Cherbuin, N. 2017 The cerebellum shrinks faster than normal ageing in Alzheimer's disease but not in mild cognitive impairment. Human Brain Mapping., 38.6: 3141-3150. (accepted: 11/03/2017) 1) Publications The ageing brain
  2017 Teaching assistant for IGNO101: Ignorance!, MOOC hosted by the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
Walsh, E.I., Shou, Y., Han, J. & Brinker, J. 2017 Development and validation of a Chinese Language Version of the Ruminative Thought Styles Questionnaire. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 0734282917696937. (accepted: 26/1/2016) 1) Publications Research methodology
2016 Guest lecturer, BIOL2203: Field studies in functional ecology
Australian National University, Kosciusko National Park, 10th December 2016 - click here for a photo of the students in-situ
8) Teaching
Tabatabaei-Jafari, H., Walsh, E., & Cherbuin, N. 2016 Longitudinal cerebellar changes in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 12(7), P529. 11.619 1) Publications The ageing brain
2016 Panel member for Inside Canberra: Food, Health and bio-security forum
(23rd November 2016, Parliament House, Canberra)
3) Media
2016 Australian National University Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning by an Early Career Academic; Colleges of Science Excellence in Education Awards ($2000)
In partnership with Dr. Cathy Day (awarded 18/11/2016) - click here for a photo of the happy recipients
4) Awards
2016 Presented at Biology in the pub (Smith's Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, Australia, 19/11/2016) 2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
2016 Australian National University Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant ($2350)
In partnership with Dr. Cathy Day, funding to support the production of animations to support teaching (awarded 15/11/2016)
10) Funding
2016 Honours thesis examiner
Australian National University, Research School of Psychology (October-November, 2016)
8) Teaching
Walsh, E., Hosking, D., Jacka, F.N., Butterworth, P., Anstey, K., & Cherbuin, N. 2016 Deconstructing Diet: Investigating the link between diet and body weight in ageing
Talk, Emerging researchers in Ageing (Canberra, Australia, 31st October)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
2016 Assistant presenter, A painless introduction to longitudinal data analysis
Australian National University, 1st November 2016 (Emerging Researchers in Ageing post-conference workshop, led by Dr. Kim Kiely)
8) Teaching
2016 Scientific illustration workshop
University of NSW, 21st June 2016 (hosted by the Sydney society for conservation biology)
8) Teaching
2016 FameLab science communication competition
Runner-Up in Melbourne semi-finals, and participation in National finals of FameLab
4) Awards The ageing brain
2016 Sunday Brunch with Lish Fejer, 666 ABC Canberra
Radio, 8th May; interview about FameLab, sugar, and the brain
3) Media The ageing brain
2016 Evenings with Lindy Burns, 774 ABC Melbourne
Radio, 27th April; interview about FameLab, sugar, and the brain
3) Media The ageing brain
Walsh, E., Shaw, M., Sachdev, P., Anstey, K., & Cherbuin, N. 2016 Sex effect in the association between fasting blood glucose and total grey matter volume in the 60s
Poster, Organisation for Human Brain Mapping conference (Geneva, Switzerland, 26th-30th June)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
Walsh, E., Shaw, M., Fraiser, M.,Anstey, K., & Cherbuin, N. 2016 Geometric morphometric analysis for quantifying and categorising brain structure shape in diabetic and non-diabetic populations
Talk, Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference. (Hobart, Tasmania, 10th-12th February)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J. 2016 Is SMS APPropriate? Comparative properties of SMS and apps for repeated measures data collection European Journal of Psychological Assessment, in press (accepted: 14/03/2016) 1) Publications Research methodology
Busby Grant, J & Walsh, E. 2016 Exploring the use of experience sampling to assess episodic thought Applied cognitive psychology, 30(3) 427-478. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3215 (accepted: 31/12/2015) 1) Publications Research methodology | Temporal thought content
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J. 2016 Short and sweet? Length and informative content of open-ended responses using SMS as a research Journal of Computer Mediated Communication., 21(1) 87-100. DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12146 (accepted: 9/07/2015) 1) Publications Research methodology
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J. 2015 Should participants be given a mobile phone, or use their own? Effects of novelty vs utility. Telematics and Informatics, 33(1) 25-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.tele.2015.06.006 (accepted: 17/06/2015)
1) Publications Research methodology
  2015 Completed course, Longitudinal Data Analysis and Results Interpretation Workshop (ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research ) 7) Professional development (statistics)  
  2015 Lectured for Australian National University course, POPH8315 Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research 8) Teaching  
  2015 Completed online course, Introduction to Linux (LFS101x) (Linux foundation) 7) Professional development (coding)  
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J. 2015 Temporal considerations for self-report research using Short Message Service Journal of Media Psychology, DOI: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000161. (accepted: 05/18/2015)
1) Publications Research methodology
  2015 Teaching assistant for IGNO101: Ignorance!, MOOC hosted by the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
Grant, W. & Walsh, E. 2015 Social evidence of a changing climate: Google Ngram data points to early climate change impact on human society Weather, 70(7) 195-197. DOI: 10.1002/wea.2504 (accepted: 13/3/2015)
1) Publications
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J. 2015 Delay between recruitment and participation impacts on pre-inclusion attrition Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 68(4), 635-640. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1008019 (accepted: 12/1/2015)
1) Publications Research methodology
Walsh, E., Shaw. M, Anstey, K., and Cherbuin, N. 2015 Glucose on the ageing mind
Talk, Healthy brain ageing: Developing a better understanding to support prevention. (Canberra, 24th September)
2) Conference presentations The ageing brain
Walsh, E. 2015 Watching our figures: How mathematical psychology visualizes cognitive modelling, and how it could improve
Talk, Australasian Mathematical Psychology Meeting, (Shoal Bay, Australia, 11th-13th February)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E., Arundell, M., & Brinker 2014 Self-report Reflections on SMS as a Mode for Psychology Research with the Deaf. Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies & Hearing Aids, 2(3),doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000115 (accepted:10/10/204)
1) Publications Research methodology
Walsh, E., & Brinker, J. 2014 Assumptions of age and mobile handset type. Gerontechnology 12(3):169-173 doi: 10.4017/gt.2014.12.3.005.00 (accepted: 27/8/2014) 1) Publications Research methodology
Walsh, E., Christian, E., Wilkinson, R., & Brinker, J. 2014 A Methodological Framework For Exploring Attachment Hierarchy Stability (also, poster)
Talk, International Association for Relationship Research Conference, (Melbourne, Australia, 10th-13th July)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E.,& Brinker, J. 2014 Should participants be given a mobile? Effects of novelty vs utility
Talk, Experimantal Psychology conference, (Brisbane, 23rd-26th April)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E., Arundell, M., & Brinker 2014 SMS4Deaf: Using SMS as a tool for psychological research with the Deaf community
Talk, Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference (Canberra, 12th-14th February).
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E., Arundell, M., & Brinker 2014 When should I TXT? Temporal factors associated with response rates in an SMS ambulatory assessment paradigm
Talk, Australasian Mathematical Psychology Society Conference (Melbourne, Australia, 8th-10th July).
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E., & Brinker, J. 2014 As You Likert: cross-mode equivalence of administering lengthy self-report instruments via text message
ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2014 (Sydney, Australia, 7th - 10th of December)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E., & Brinker, J. 2014 Comparative engagement with text messaging across age groups​
Talk,Go8-C9 PhD Forum on Population Ageing (Sydney, Australia, 1st - 5th of December)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
  2014 Q & A: How SMS aid deaf research and communication. Interview with 3) Media Access Australia.
http://www.mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/digital-technology/qa-how-sms-aids-deaf-research-and-communication
3) Media Research methodology
  2014 Organisation, graphic design, and secretary for the Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference (Canberra, Australia, 12th - 14th of February) 6) Leadership  
  2014 Selected on the basis of academic merit as ANU delegate (limited places) for full funding support to attend Global Young Scientists Summit (Singapore, 19th - 24th January, 2014) 4) Awards  
Walsh, E., & Brinker, J. 2013 Academic Decision Making
Talk, Australian Mathematical Psychology Conference (Adelaide, 10th - 12th of February)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E.I.,,Busby Grant, J., & Brinker, J. 2013 Methodological Advances Regarding Mental Time Travel
Talk, International Society For The Study of Individual Differences (Barcelona, Spain, 22nd - 25th of of July)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
Walsh, E., & Brinker, J. 2013 SMS - a boon for all the ages?
Talk, Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences (Melbourne, Australia, 22nd - 23rd November)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
  2013 Received ACPID student presentation prize for SMS - a boon for all the ages? 4) Awards  
Walsh, E., & Brinker, J. 2013 Is 160 the limit? Length of responses to open-ended questions in SMS in the context of other research modes
Poster, International Society For The Study of Individual Differences (Barcelona, Spain, 22nd - 25th of of July)
2) Conference presentations Research methodology
  2013 8) Teaching assistant and tutor for PSYC2007: Biological Bases of Behavior at the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
  2013 Teaching assistant and tutor for PSYC3015: Issues in Cognitive Psychology at the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
  2013 Completed online course, Computing for Data Analysis (Johns Hopkins University) 7) Professional development (coding)  
  2013 Completed online course, Learn to Program: The Fundamentals (University of Toronto) 7) Professional development (coding)  
  2013 Completed online course, Introduction to Systematic Program Design - Part 1 (The University of British Columbia) 7) Professional development (coding)  
  2013 Completed online course, An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Rice University) 7) Professional development (coding)  
  2013 Secured a small grant from the ACT Deafness Resource Centre, in collaboration with Ms. Arundell 10) Funding  
  2013 Research assistant for Dr. Kristen Pammer 9) Research experience  
  2013 Research assistant for Dr. Stephanie Goodhew 9) Research experience  
  2013 Conceived of, organised and ran a National Science Week event on the theme of collaboration in science, including a short film and information booklets 6) Leadership  
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J.K. 2012 Evaluation of a Short Message Service diary methodology in a nonclinical, naturalistic setting. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. ;15(11):615-8. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0189. (accepted: 11/2012) 1) Publications Research methodology
Brinker, J.K., & Walsh, E. 2012 Rumination and the Development and Maintenance of the Depressive Schema
Poster, 47th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference (Perth, 27th - 30th September)
2) Conference presentations Temporal thought content
Walsh, E. & Brinker, J.K. 2012 The impact of rumination and worry on nightly sleep - a trait and state approach
Poster, 47th Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference (Perth, 27th - 30th September)
2) Conference presentations Temporal thought content
  2012 Secured $950 from the University of Canberra Faculty of Health Research Development Support 10) Funding 2012: Round 1, in collaboration with Dr. Busby Grant. 10) Funding  
  2012 Tutor for PSYC2007: Biological Bases of Behavior at the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
  2012 Tutor for PSYC3011: Perception at the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
  2012 Guest lectures in PSYC3011: Perception at the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
  2012 Teaching assistant for PSYC3015: Issues in Cognitive Psychology at the Australian National University 8) Teaching  
  2012 Completed the Australian National University Research Student Development Centre Pinnacle 8) Teaching Training Program 7) Professional development (teaching)  
  2012 Completed the Australian National University Research Student Development Centre Graduate 8) Teaching Program 7) Professional development (teaching)  
  2012 Completed Australian National University Centre for Higher Education, Learning and 8) Teaching workshop: Overview of Research Supervision 7) Professional development (teaching)  
  2012 Completed Australian National University Science Communication Faculty Workshop in Science Communication 7) Professional development (teaching)  
  2012 Attended the RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology (Sydney, 9th - 13th July 2012) 7) Professional development (research)  
2012 Honours psychology thesis prize
for the highest mark for an Honours thesis in psychology, Australian National University (8/06/2017)
4) Awards
2012 Australian Psychology Society Prize
for the best result in psychology Honours, Australian National University (8/06/2017)
4) Awards
  2012 Volunteer and photographer for the Australian National University ResearchFest (18th - 20th June) 6) Leadership  
  2012 Research assistant for Dr. Kristen Pammer 9) Research experience  
  2012 Research assistant for Dr. Stephanie Goodhew 9) Research experience  
  2011 Research assistant (volunteer) for D. Hoops and S. New, working with reptiles (Amphibolurus muricatus, and Ctenophorus) at the Australian National University 9) Research experience  
  2011 Awarded a University Medal for academic excellence upon completion of Honours 4) Awards  
  2011 Student volunteer at the 46th Annual Australian Psychology Society conference 7) Professional development (research)  
  2011 Founder, secretary, monthly newsletter author, graphic designer and webmaster of the student-run ANU Biology Society 6) Leadership  
  2010 Peer mentor for BIOL2121 (Plants: Genes to Environment) 7) Professional development (teaching)  
  2009 How crickets chat, article in Scientriffic Issue 64 (author) 3) Media  
  2009 Geckos Lick Their Eyeballs, article in Scientriffic Issue 64 (author) 3) Media  
  2009 Logo and website design for student run conference as part of Australian National University SCOM2001 (Practical Skills for Communicating Science) 6) Leadership  
  2007 Inducted into the Golden Key Honors society for academic excellence 4) Awards