Professor Bill Walsh

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests:
My research is at the interface between implanted materials and the connective tissues of the body as it relates to orthopaedic, plastic and reconstructive and vascular surgery. This includes both autograft, allograft and synthetic biomaterials and understanding and improving these materials in areas of clinical need. Understanding the biology and biomechanics of connective tissues during healing, age and disease provide the foundation of my research interests. This involves research techniques from the macro to molecular level - all a part of my research at UNSW.

Broad Research Areas:
Orthopaedics, Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, Anatomy

BA Bucknell, PhD New Jersey

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 1993->, American Shoulder and Elbow Society: 1996 ->, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society: 1993->, o President 2003-2006, Australian Arthroplasty Association: 1995 ->, Australasian Biomaterials Society: 1991 ->, Australian Orthopaedic Association: 1995 ->, Biomedical Engineering Society: 1988->, Orthopaedic Research Society: 1990->, New York Academy of Sciences: 1990-1993, Standards Australia: 1999->, Society for Biomaterials: 1988->

Specific Research Keywords:
Spine, Biomaterials, Spinal Fusion, Kinematics, Sports Medicine

02 9382 2663
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Parr WCH; Wang T; Tan C; Dan MJ; Walsh WR; Morberg P, 2021, 'Fatigue implications for bending orthopaedic plates', Injury, vol. 52, pp. 2896 - 2902,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Rao PJ; Pelletier MH; Walsh WR; Mobbs RJ, 2014, 'Spine Interbody Implants: Material Selection and Modification, Functionalization and Bioactivation of Surfaces to Improve Osseointegration', Orthopaedic Surgery, vol. 6, pp. 81 - 89,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Brinkman J-M; Walker P; Bruce WJM; Bubra PS; Walsh WR, 2013, 'Midterm results using a medial pivot total knee replacement compared with the Australian National Joint Replacement Registry data', ANZ Journal of Surgery,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Pelletier MH; Cordaro N; Lau AC; Walsh WR, 2013, 'PEEK Versus Ti Interbody Fusion Devices: Resultant Fusion, Bone Apposition, Initial and 26 Week Biomechanics', Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, vol. 29, pp. E208 - E214,
    Journal articles | 1996
    Swartz SM; Groves MS; Kim H; Walsh WF, 1996, 'Mechanical properties of bat wing membrane skin', Journal of Zoology, vol. 239, pp. 357 - 378,
    Journal articles | 1995
    Welsh WR; Kim HD; Jong YS; Valentini RF, 1995, 'Controlled release of platelet-derived growth factor using ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVAc) coated on stainless-steel wires', Biomaterials, vol. 16, pp. 1319 - 1325,

My Research Supervision

PhD, MS, Hons and ILP