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Assoc Professor Barry John McMahon

Assoc Professor

Barry John McMahon

Associate Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Science
01 716 7739
University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Agriculture and Food Science Belfield Dublin 4


July 2018- present: Associate Professor. University College Dublin, Ireland. July 2011 - July2018: Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation and Zoonotic Epidemiology. University College Dublin, Ireland. Nov 2005 - June 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher. University College Dublin, Ireland. Sept 2002 - Oct 2005: Ph.D. in Avian Biodiversity in Farmland. University College Dublin, Ireland. Sept 1998 - June 2002: B.Ag.Sc in Agriculture and Environmental Science. University College Dublin, Ireland. Dr Barry McMahon was appointed a Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation & Zoonotic Epidemiology in the UCD School of Agriculture & Food in 2011. Previously, he had been a post-doctoral researcher examining the interaction between agriculture and biodiversity. His current research focuses on diseases, including antimicrobial resistance, that are reservoired in or disseminated by wild birds and mammals. In addition, Dr McMahon continues to explore the interactions between agriculture and biodiversity. In addition, Dr McMahon is interested in understanding the population biology of Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) in Ireland and this research contributed to the Red Grouse Species Action Plan 2013. Overall, the theme of Dr McMahon's research relates to the One Health initiative.


  • BAgrSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, write, speak and understand