Located: Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK
Specialist species: Swine
I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, and went on to do a Masters and PhD at Purdue University, looking at the potential of antibiotic alternatives and their impact on nursery pig growth performance, immune status, intestinal morphology, physiology and microbial populations (conventional and Salmonella challenged environments).
After graduating, I worked for Teagasc in Ireland as a Researcher before joining Danisco Animal Nutrition as a Research Scientist in 2012. In my relatively short time with the company, I have been responsible for research into products and services that will deliver stronger performance in spite of market and crop variability, and have authored numerous articles and presentations on the future of monogastric nutrition, digestive physiology, microbiology, gut-host interaction and immunology.
Publications, citations, articles authored/co-authored: >15 peer reviewed papers, > 30 conference abstracts, presented at > 15 conferences and 2 invited talks.
Affiliations: American Society of Animal Science
Little known fact: I am a keen runner and outdoor enthusiast