Report NameUsing Sexed Semen to improve the sustainability of the Irish Dairy Industry
In 2017 she began a PhD at University College Dublin, under the supervision of Professor Sabine Koelle, where she is examining ‘How sperm sexing affects sperm quality, gameto-maternal interaction and embryonic development’. Whilst here she has collaborated with the University of Nottingham, published a number of research papers, and presented her research findings at conferences in Dublin and Edinburgh.
Heather’s study topic is ‘Using Sexed Semen to improve the sustainability of the Irish Dairy Industry’. She is a strong believer in research which will have a real-world influence and can be readily translated into practice. She is also committed to developing communication channels to bridge the gap between important agricultural research and stakeholders who would benefit from learning about the results of the research being carried out.