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Patrick Wall

Professor Of Public Health
School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
01 716 2052
University College Dublin, School of Public Health Physiotherapy and Sports Science, Woodview House Belfield Dublin 4

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Patrick Wall is Associate Professor of Public Health in University College Dublin's School of Public Health and Population Sciences ( which hosts the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre ( His teaching and research interests include food borne diseases, lifestyle related diseases and health damaging consumer behaviour. He is a co-director of the UCD Centre for Behaviour and Health which is engaged in research on behavioural economics, population health disparities and policy interventions. ( He was the first Chief Executive of the Irish Food Safety Authority and contributed to the setting up of this science based consumer protection agency ( He was the second Chairperson of the European Food Safety Authority, a pan EU Agency with a remit is to provide comprehensive scientific advice on food safety for the entire food and feed supply chains and issues directly impacting on these such as animal welfare, animal health and plant health ( He was one of seven non Chinese nationals on the committee advising the Beijing Food Authority on food safety controls for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is the Chairperson of the Mental Health Commission's Research Committee. He is a member of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland's Healthy Eating Guidelines steering committee. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Chinese National Centre for Risk AssessmentHe qualified in Veterinary Medicine in University College Dublin, in Human Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He has an MSc in Infecious diseases from the University of London and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit School of Business. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health, a Member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland, a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine in the UK and ia Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.


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