Dr. Geraldine Walsh

Dr. Geraldine Walsh is a scientific writer with the Canadian Blood Services’ Centre for Innovation. A PhD scientist with a passion for communication, Geraldine supports Canadian Blood Services’ research and development scientists with writing, editing and preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Geraldine was captivated by the fascinating topic of blood during her graduate studies at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (in Dublin, her hometown). During her PhD, she studied blood platelets, the little cell fragments that maintain the delicate balance between clotting and bleeding in our bodies. Today, her role as scientific writer allows her to combine a love of science with a love of writing and a real dedication to quality science communication.

2018-2019 Centre for Innovation annual progress report now available

Thursday, August 15, 2019
The Centre for Innovation’s annual progress report details the achievements made over the past year by Canadian Blood Services’ network of scientists, medical experts, research partners, and collaborators.

The ethics of doing good research

Thursday, August 08, 2019
By ensuring that innovation respects the rights of research participants, the Research Ethics Board helps Canadian Blood Services advance high quality health research to improve the lives of Canadians.

Highlights from the Canadian transfusion community’s annual conference

Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine’s annual conference took place in Calgary, Alberta in early June. The Centre for Innovation’s Geraldine Walsh was there and shares her highlights.

Stories worth sharing: Effectively communicating “Research that matters!”

Thursday, July 04, 2019
Before launching the Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition for research trainees, the Centre for Innovation made sure to have the right team in place. Valuable support from Science Borealis and the Centre for Blood Research helped make our inaugural competition a success.

Canadian Blood Services’ scientist recognized for his mentorship of graduate students

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Dr. Jason Acker was recently awarded the University of Alberta Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Graduate Student Supervisor Award. We chatted to Dr. Acker to find out what this award means to him.

Stories worth sharing: Blood clotting factor or clot buster?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
In the delicate balance between clotting and bleeding, current laboratory research being undertaken by our partners is evolving our knowledge of how anticoagulant drugs work

Winning science research writers announced

Friday, April 05, 2019
The results of our first-ever Lay Science Writing Competition are in, read-on to discover who gets top-prize and what happens next.

50 ways to learn more about Centre for Innovation supported research

Thursday, March 28, 2019
We just published our 50th Research Unit. Read on to discover how you can use this trove of information to learn more about the excellent work conducted at the Canadian Blood Services Centre for Innovation.

Pathogen Inactivation – A Primer

Friday, March 08, 2019
This primer is part I of our new series exploring the future of blood banking. Given that D is also for Development: Canadian Blood Services and the Centre for Innovation have been following the development of pathogen inactivation technologies and how they can be used to improve safety. Read-on to learn more about these technologies and their potential to shift the blood safety paradigm.

Research Unit: Modelling risk to ensure safety when considering changes to blood testing

Thursday, February 28, 2019
This month’s Research Unit describes efforts by researchers to create a simulation and modelling study to understand how the risk of transfusion-transmission of HTLV would change if the screening were modified.