Personal profile


Hazel works as the Senior Strategic Business Partner in Agriculture for Walton Institute. Hazel works very closely with actors across the field of agriculture in Ireland and across Europe. Strategically placing Walton, as the lead in the application of technologies into Agri and Food. She has worked on countless projects with Walton following results from basic research through to the commercialisation of the results.

She is the project lead for Walton on: Smart Agri Hubs (Regional Cluster Lead for Ireland and the UK); Regional Cluster Lead for AgROBOFood; Principle Investigator on AgriDISCRETE (a Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Ireland); Site Manager for the SFI Research Centre, VistaMilk; Walton Agri activities manager of Precision Agricultural Centre of Excellence (PACE), a SETU-Walton led Digital Innovation Hub and Project Manager on CITIES2030.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

MBA, Institute of Technology Carlow

Award Date: 28 Jun 2013