Technical Working Group Members
She is a 1976 graduate of UCD Veterinary School, and having submitted a thesis entitled ‘The Tuberculin test and its role in the strategic management and eradication of tuberculosis in cattle’ was conferred with a PhD from the Veterinary Faculty in Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2011. She worked in general practise for four years prior to joining the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in 1980. Having been with the Department in a number of roles all over the country prior to retirement was based in Agriculture House, Dublin, as a Senior Superintending Veterinary Inspector. As well as being the Senior Veterinary Manager for the bovine TB Eradication programme, ruminant animal identification and traceability and a number of other ruminant diseases she has also worked on general animal health and welfare issues including BSE, and has a particular interest in Johne’s disease.She sees AHI as an “independent entity supported by farmers, industry and government to provide the best possible advice grounded in science in a world where vested interests will try to sell you anything”.