Karina Pierce

Council Member

Karina Pierce is Professor of Dairy Production in UCD’s School of Agriculture and Food Science. She graduated with a Batchelor of Agricultural Science in 2001 and completed her PhD in animal nutrition in 2005, both from UCD. She currently serves as Director of External Relations in the School of Agriculture & Food Science at UCD and also coordinates the UCD degree programmes in Dairy Business.

Karina’s research focus is on the sustainability of dairy production systems and the role of dairy cow nutrition as a means of reducing the environmental impact of dairy production and improving milk composition and quality.

Karina is a Board member of Nuffield Ireland and of the Dairy Subsidiary Board of An Bord Bia and is a member of the Food Vision 2030 Dairy Group. She is a past President of the Agricultural Science Association, a former member of the Teagasc Authority and a 2019 Nuffield Scholar.

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Karina Pierce