Emer Kennedy is a Senior Research Officer in Teagasc Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre. Emer currently has responsibility for the Teagasc dairy calf and heifer rearing programme. She has a large programme of work in progress which focuses on rearing the new born calf right up to the pre-calving stage. Over the past number of years her work has focused on colostrum management and strategies to promote calf health and welfare. Emer also supervises a number of PhD students and lectures to undergraduate students as well as organising events for secondary school students to visit the Moorepark farm and learn more about agriculture. Emer is co-lead in Spoke 5 animal health with Alan O’Riordan. She is supervising one postdoctoral researcher, PhD student and research assistant, while co-supervising two PhD students in Spoke 5 animal health with Tyndall. Emer is co-supervising a postdoctoral researcher in Platform 1 sensors with Tyndall.