Dr Bríd McClearn completed her PhD on the role of perennial ryegrass ploidy and white clover in grazing systems for dairy cow production. She also examined the impact of cow genotype on animal production. Brid has extensive experience in sheep production both in Ireland and overseas. During her PhD she travelled to Massey University in New Zealand to assist with dairy cow and sheep studies for 2 months. Subsequently, Brid held a position as a marketing executive with an international meat processing company which included the development of a website and social media management for a premium beef brand. Currently Brid is a technologist at the Teagasc Athenry Research Centre specializing in Sheep Thematic networks.