Dr Jennifer Walsh

MBChB, PhD, FRCP, FHEA

Department of Oncology and Metabolism

Senior Clinical Lecturer

j.walsh@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 9694

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Dr Jennifer Walsh
Department of Oncology and Metabolism
Metabolic Bone Centre, Sorby Wing
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
Sheffield
S5 7AU
Profile

I trained in Endocrinology in Sheffield, and completed my PhD on Determinants of Peak Bone Mass and Bone Size in 2008, funded by an Arthritis Research UK clinical fellowship. I was appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2014.

My clinical interests are in young adult bone disease and endocrinology. I am director of Student Affairs for the Sheffield MBChB.

Research interests

My research interests are in bone microarchitecture in skeletal maturation and ageing, the interactions of fat and bone, and treatment of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. I am currently leading clinical studies of vitamin D physiology and a clinical trial of selenium for osteoporosis, and I am a co-investigator in the TOPaZ trial in osteogenesis inperfecta.

Current projects

  • Physiology of high dose vitamin D dosing
  • The effects of gender and age on bone microarchitecture
  • The effects of obesity on bone and muscle
  • Bone loss in prostate cancer treatment
  • Selenium treatment for osteoporosis
  • TOPaZ trial in osteogenesis imperfecta
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Hossain M, Pezaro C, Walsh J, Rathbone E & Brown J (2019) Metabolic complications In Young A, Board R, Leonard P, Cooksley T, Stewart A & Michie C (Ed.), Problem solving in acute oncology (pp. 84-88). ebn Health View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rathbone E, Brown J & Walsh J (2013) Metabolic Complications In Marshall E, Clark P, Selby P & Young A (Ed.), Problem Solving in Acute Oncology Clinical Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Walsh JS, Evans AL, Naylor KE, Gossiel F, Bowles S, Jacques R & Eastell R (2014) LOW CIRCULATING 25 HYDROXYVITAMIN D IN OBESITY IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER 24-HOUR URINE CALCIUM, HIGHER BONE TURNOVER OR LOWER BONE MINERAL DENSITY. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 25 (pp S672-S673) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh⁎ JS, Newell-Price JD, Debono M & Eastell R (2012) High circulating serotonin in carcinoid syndrome is not associated with alterations in bone turnover or bone density. Bone, Vol. 50 (pp S53-S53) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Henry YM, Fatayerji D & Eastell R (2006) Peak bone mineral content and bone volume at the lumbar spine in males and females: Longitudinal study.. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, Vol. 21 (pp S206-S207) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Henry YM, Fatayerji D & Eastell R (2006) Endocrine determinants of bone turnover in adolescence and young adulthood.. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, Vol. 21 (pp S206-S206) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Eastell R & Peel NF (2005) Effect of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on markers of bone turnover.. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, Vol. 20(9) (pp S226-S226) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Eastell R & Peel NF (2005) Effect of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on attainment of peak bone mass. BONE, Vol. 36 (pp S129-S129) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Clowes JA, Peel NF & Eastell R (2004) Bone size at the distal radius is inversely correlated with volumetric bone mineral density. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 15 (pp S26-S26) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Clowes JA, Peel NF & Eastell R (2004) Bone size at the distal radius is inversely correlated with volumetric bone mineral density.. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, Vol. 19 (pp S301-S301) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Eastell R & Peel NF (2003) Effect of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on bone mineral density at the spine, hip and forearm.. JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH, Vol. 18 (pp S369-S369) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walsh JS, Evans AL, Bowles S, Naylor KE, Gossiel F, Jacques R, Schoenmakers I, Jones KS & Eastell R () Vitamin D is low in obesity, and this is due to greater volume of distribution. Bone Abstracts RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

PhD students

  • Lisa Dowling
Teaching interests

I teach in the Sheffield undergraduate curriculum, giving lectures and seminars on calcium physiology and metabolic bone disease, and masterclasses in teenage and young adult medicine. I run the AUBM training programme.

I lead the CIMA MRes in musculoskeletal ageing, and teach regularly on the ECTS PhD training course and Mellanby courses on bone biochemical markers and vertebral fracture.

I completed the RCP/UCL Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education in 2012 and have since joined the RCP teaching team, as a tutor on the Doctors as Educators programme.
I am Training Programme Director for Endocrinology and Diabetes in South Yorkshire.

Professional activities
  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity Scientific Advisory Committee 2014-
  • Brittle Bone Society Medical Board member 2012-
  • Member of Society for Endocrinology Special Interest groups:
  • Bone and Mineral, Late Effects of Cancer, Teenage and Young Adult 2010-
  • Organising and scientific programme committee for national Late Effects meetings 2012, 2014
  • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation associate board member 2011-2013