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Dr. Siobhán Walsh is a Lecturer in the Department of Land Sciences. Having completed a BAgrSc in Animal Science from UCD, Siobhán undertook a research Masters based in Teagasc Moorepark – Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre. Her research focused on the effects of breed and feeding system on milk production, udder health and fertility performance across two grass based feeding systems in Ireland. Following the MAgrSc, she pursued a PhD in the School of Agriculture and Food Science in UCD investigating factors that affect ovarian follicle development. Specifically, her studies investigated the role of the ovarian follicle in successful reproduction using animal models of low and high fertility. More recently, her research interests extend to animal health, welfare, genetics and sustainability.


1st Year - Animal Biology - Lectures

2nd Year - Food Process Technology - Practicals

3rd Year - Agricultural Science Industrial Placement co-ordinator, Animal Breeding and Genetics - Lectures and Practicals

4th Years - Animal Health, Welfare and Behavior, Applied Farm management, Supervisor Research Projects

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Factors affecting ovarian follicle development in cattle, University College Dublin

Award Date: 31 Jan 2012

Masters Degree, Agricultural Science, University College Dublin

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Bachelors Degree, BSc in Agricultural Science (Animal Science), University College Dublin

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


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