William J Walsh PhD
Chief Scientist – Walsh Research Institute
William J. Walsh, PhD., is a scientist of more than 30 years of research experience . After graduating from the University of Notre-Dame in 1958 he went on to earn a Masters degree at the University of Michigan and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames.
Before founding the Health Research Institute in 1982 and the Pfeiffer Treatment Centre (now closed) in 1988, Dr Walsh worked for some of the most prestigious scientific institutions in America. These included the Institute for Atomic Research (Ames, IA ); Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory ( Los Alamos, NM); University of Michigan Research Institute (Ann ARbor, M I); Savannah River (Aiken, SC) and Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, I L).
Dr Walsh spent 22 years as a researcher in nuclear fuel processing, liquid metal distillation and electrochemistry. He was instrumental in developing the lithium ion battery and is a gifted mathematician. During this time he authored more than 200 Scientific articles.
Dr Walsh’s interest in biochemical disorders began as a result of his volunteer work with inmates at the state penitentiary in Joliet, IL, where he organised the Prisoner Assistance Program that included more than 100 volunteers. He was named Prison Volunteer of the Year of Metropolitan Chicago in 1983. This work led Dr Walsh and other Argonne volunteers to initiate scientific research that indicated a biochemical predisposition to behaviour disorders. That research formed the basis of the collaboration with (the late) Dr Carl Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist, a pioneer in the field of nutritional research therapy at the Pfeiffer Treatment Centre (now closed) in Naperville, IL. The non-profit Centre has provided individualized nutrient therapy to more than 14000 patients with behaviour disorders ADHD, learning problems, autism, anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.
This work has been presented by Dr Walsh, on behalf of HRI-PfeifferTC, to The American Psychiatric Association, United States Senate, the Office of the United States Surgeon General, The Society of Neuroscience, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the National Institutes of Mental Health.
Since 2008, Dr Walsh has been serving as Chief Scientist at the non-profit Walsh Research Institute. The Pfeiffer Treatment Centre ceased operations in 2011 and no longer exists. Dr Walsh’s skill is in observational studies and his unique background facilitates correlation of patterns between symptoms, biochemistry and processes whereby nutrients therapy, specific to the individual, can be used to carefully rebalance physiological functions resulting in better health outcomes.
Persuaded to come to Australia, in 2004, to pass on the knowledge from HRI-PTC, Dr Walsh has been instrumental in supporting training for 300 doctors at the Australian training course and, since 2014 when training began in the USA, now over 400 doctors in America.