MVB, MVM, PhD, Dip ECBHM, MRCVS
Principal Veterinary Research Scientist
National Dairy Research Centre
He is a National and European board-certified registered specialist in bovine health management. John has over 30 years’ experience as a leader of theriogenology and animal health/welfare research projects. He has worked in Ireland, Australia and in New Zealand and in private and public veterinary practice. His research work has included dairy herd fertility, dairy cow welfare, dairy calf health, animal health surveillance, micronutrient status, congenital abnormalities, biosecurity, infectious diseases, ectoparasites, contract rearing, beef herd health and ewe and lamb behaviour and mortality. John currently collaborates on research projects in Australia, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Scotland and Switzerland. His research has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and textbook chapters. John has supervised and examined numerous PhD (and MSc) students. In addition to lecturing on eight courses in Irish, Hungarian and UK universities, he has delivered award-winning conference presentations, workshops and practical demonstrations by invite in 25 countries internationally including numerous world congresses. John is a member of the Editorial Boards of five scientific journals including Animal Reproduction Science and Reproduction in Domestic Animals. He was an organiser of the World Buiatrics Congress recently held in Dublin.