• Easter Bush, Roslin Institute Building

    EH25 9RG Midlothian

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Research interests

My main research focus is on livestock genetics and the development of breeding tools for use by the agricultural community.  Current research interests and projects include climate change and livestock systems, genetics of fitness traits, development of sustainable and environmental breeding goals and improvements to national livestock genetic evaluations.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

1 Nov 199830 Mar 2002

Master, University College Dublin

1 Sep 199731 Oct 1998

Bachelor, University College Dublin

1 Oct 199330 Jun 1997

External positions

President, British Society of Animal Science

8 Apr 20191 Apr 2020

Deputy Chair (Cmmtt A), BBSRC

1 May 20171 May 2020

Member, Young Academy of Scotland

1 May 20151 May 2020

Vice President Animal Genetics Commission, European Association of Animal Production

30 Aug 201430 Aug 2020

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2003 2019

Empirical and dynamic approaches for modelling the yield and N content of European grasslands

Dellar, M., Topp, CFE., Pardo, G., del Prado, A., Fitton, N., Holmes, D., Banos, G. & Wall, E., 1 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 122, 104562.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dynamic models
climatic region
2 Downloads (Pure)

Energy profiling of dairy cows from routine milk mid-infrared analysis: Energy Profiling From MIR Spectra

Smith, SL., Denholm, SJ., Coffey, MP. & Wall, E., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 12, p. 11169-11179 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy Intake
dairy cows

Impact of animal breeding on GHG emissions and farm economics

MacLeod, M., Leinonen, I., Wall, E., Houdijk, JGM., Eory, V., Burns, JB., Vosough Ahmadi, B. & Gomez-Barbero, M., 17 Sep 2019, EUR 29844 EN ed. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg: European Commission. 48 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
animal breeding

Phenotypic and genetic analysis of milk and serum element concentrations in dairy cows

Denholm, SJ., Sneddon, A. A., McNeilly, T. N., Bashir, S., Mitchell, M. C. & Wall, E., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 12, p. 11180-11192 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
genetic techniques and protocols
dairy cows
blood serum
2 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

A meta-analysis on the effects of climate change on the yield and quality of European pastures

Dellar, M., Topp, CFE., Banos, G. & Wall, E., 7 Jul 2018, In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 265, p. 413 - 420 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
climate change


Green Gown Award

Eileen Wall (Recipient), Bob Rees (Recipient) & Veronika Eory (Recipient), 2010


Queen's Anniversary Prize

Eileen Wall (Recipient), Mike Coffey (Recipient) & Dave Roberts (Recipient), Oct 2017


Sir John Hammond Award

Eileen Wall (Recipient), 30 Mar 2014


Activities 2015 2016

  • 2 Membership of committee

BBSRC (External organisation)

Eileen Wall (Chair)
1 Sep 2016

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

BBSRC (External organisation)

Eileen Wall (Chair)
1 Jun 2015

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Press / Media

How to feed Scotland in 2050

Eileen Wall


1 item of Media coverage


How to protect dairy yields by tackling heat stress in cows

Eileen Wall


2 Media contributions