New President for BSAS following conference success in Edinburgh

Professor Eileen Wall, Head of Research at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), has been appointed as President of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) following the Society’s annual conference held in Edinburgh (9th - 11th  April).


Professor Wall, originally from Ireland, has been a member of BSAS since 1999.  Her new Presidential role will focus on providing leadership and direction to the board of Trustees, as well overseeing the 2020 BSAS Conference to be held in Nottingham.

Entitled ‘The Challenge of Change’, the Conference will look at the interdisciplinary challenges of food and nutrition production and security, and will once again be in collaboration with the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA).

Speaking about her appointment, Professor Wall said:

“I am thrilled to be taking over as President and excited to begin driving forward the ambitions of the Society. The 2019 Conference was such a success and I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.”

Emily Burton, president of the WPSA UK branch, said:

“We are delighted to be returning for the 2020 Conference for another series of insightful discussions to help advance the poultry sector. Our cohesive, collaborative approach with the BSAS is helping us to apply the science of poultry care in a practical and innovative manner”. 

The 2020 BSAS Conference will take place at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, from March 30th – April 1st.