ProfileChristopher WalshEditor

Christopher is currently a Senior Lecturer (Permanent) of International Development and Teacher Education within the Faculty of Education and Language Studies (FELS), Department of Education at the Open University (UK). In this position, he works on two externally funded projects: Creative Emotional Reasoning Computational Tools Fostering Co-Creativity in Learning Processes (C2Learn)and Meeting Teachers' Co-Design Needs by Means of Integrated Learning Environments (METIS). He was the co-applicant on C2Learn (€2.4 Million), funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (F7P), a project that aims to introduce an innovative digital gaming and social networking environment incorporating diverse tools, the use of which can foster co-creativity in learning processes in the context of both formal and informal educational settings. He is also a team member on METIS (€498K), funded through the European Commission’s Life Long Learning Programme. METIS aims to contribute to the improvement of national in-service teacher training curricula (one of the EU Lisbon strategic goals) by offering high quality material for teachers' professional development on the use of modern learning techniques and tools that will focus on higher order skills and 21st century competencies. He is also the current UK academic lead for Teacher Education through School-based Support in India’s (TESS-India) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team. He was also on the team who authored the successful accountable grant (£10 million) in 2012. The TESS-India project is working alongside the Indian Government to help India reach its target of free, compulsory and quality education for all children by 2017. The project is funded by UK Aid from the Department for International Development (DfID).

Email: c.s.walsh@open.ac.uk

Website: http://www.open.ac.uk/education-and-languages/people/people-profile.php?staff_id=2418018

Articles by Christopher Walsh

BAMBUCHA MEDIA: Using Social Media to Build Social Capital and Health Seeking behaviour among Key Populations
September 27, 2014  |   0 Comments

Collins M. Kahema, John Kashiha, David Kuria Mbote & Michael R. Mhando
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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Recent surveillance data by Tanzania AIDS Commission has shown HIV prevalence among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), transgender persons (TG) and Sex workers (SWs) to be well above general population estimates. Vulnerability to HIV among [...]

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“Hidden on the social media”: HIV Education on MSM through Cyber-educators in Central America
September 27, 2014  |   0 Comments

Jorge Rivas, Jennifer Wheeler, Marcos Rodas & Susan Lungo
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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Most countries in Central America have HIV epidemics concentrated among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW), with prevalence in these populations ranging from 8% in Nicaragua to 26% in El Salvador. High levels [...]

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Ending HIV: an innovative community engagement platform for a new era of HIV prevention
September 27, 2014  |   0 Comments

Yves Calmette
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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ACON is Australia’s largest LGBTI health organization with a primary focus on the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as health promotion with gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). This is the group most affected by HIV [...]

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Resistance to the Swedish model through LGBTQ and sex work community collaboration and online intervention
September 27, 2014  |   0 Comments

Nicklas Dennermalm
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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In Sweden, sex workers are often viewed as ‘victims in denial’ by public health authorities.  As a result, Swedish sexual health interventions have traditionally focused on women and utilised face-to-face interventions and exit strategies. Unmistakably, interventions targeting male and/or transgender sex workers that utilise harm reduction [...]

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Special Themed Issue – Innovative uses of communication technology for HIV programming with gay men, other MSM and transgender populations
September 25, 2014  |   0 Comments

Editorial ‘Networking to build the HIVe’ (Forthcoming)
Cameron WolfKent KlinderaDarrin Adams
Christopher Walsh
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Introduced at the MSMGF Pre-Conference to the XX International AIDS Conference, Melbourne July 2014

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Resistance to the Swedish model through LGBTQ and sex work community collaboration and online intervention
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Nicklas Dennermalm
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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BAMBUCHA MEDIA: Using Social Media to Build Social Capital and Health Seeking behaviour among Key Populations
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Collins M. Kahema, John Kashiha, David Kuria Mbote & Michael R. Mhando
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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Ending HIV: an innovative community engagement platform for a new era of HIV prevention
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Yves Calmette
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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“Hidden on the social media”: HIV Education on MSM through Cyber-educators in Central America
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Jorge Rivas, Jennifer Wheeler, Marcos Rodas & Susan Lungo
Published Online: September 25, 2014
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Switching between productive multitasking and distraction: A case study of how users adapt to mobile tablet devices
August 12, 2014  |   0 Comments

Sora Park
Published Online: August 12, 2014
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This study explores how new users of mobile tablet devices experience and learn to adapt to an environment in which there is a ubiquitous internet connection. A mixed methods study combining netnography and online surveys was conducted among 35 university students in Australia. The portable [...]

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