Lance Woods 2022 Nuffield Scholar. Photo: Finbarr O'Rourke

Lance Woods is a 2022 Nuffield Scholar from Cootehill, Co Cavan. Lance’s Nuffield study topic is “Understanding and reacting to AMR in Irish Agriculture to save lives – what motivates change?”

Lance’s primary objectives for his study; How do we reduce AMR in Irish Agriculture and how to change behaviour/habits/mindset at farm level- what motivates this change? Lance intends to travel to Canada, Sweden, Denmark and the UK during the course of his Nuffield Scholarship.

Lance grew up on a small pedigree cattle and sheep farm, he has been immersed in Irish Agriculture from a young age. Lance is currently a Ruminant Territory Manager with MSD Animal Health Ireland. He has a B.Agr.Sc from UCD and a NOAH Certificate in Animal Health from Harper Adams. Lance obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from DCU in 2018. He has 10 years’ experience in the animal health industry. Lance has experience working with Agricultural Systems across Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

“Understanding and reacting to AMR in Irish Agriculture to save lives – what motivates change?”