Dr. Michelle Walsh
Dr. Michelle Walsh completed her PhD within the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway. She undertook a nationwide study which looked at the Effects and Understanding of Sexual Harassment among the Irish Adolescent population. Michelle holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Supervision and Professional Practice and is also a fully accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.
She has also worked as an extern on the REAL U project for several years, delivering the training on the module on SEX and the LAW, in addition to delivering training on sexual violence and consent to a wide variety of audiences. A former Board Member of Rape Crisis Midwest, Michelle now works there as a counsellor, and counsellor trainer.
Additionally, Michelle has trained support workers for Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in Limerick. She is aware of the many of issues faced by Clinicians who work with, and Survivors who have experienced, sexual violence. Since the onset of Covid 19, Michelle has been using a hybrid approach to working with clients and colleague – and is, therefore, aware of the challenges faced by those in a similar situation. Michelle is passionate about preventing, and ameliorating, the harm of sexual, domestic, and gender-based violence.