Patrick Wall

Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Dr Patrick Wall is both a vet and a medical doctor. He is a Professor of Public Health in University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland, and a member of the UCD Institute of Food and Health. His areas of interest include One Health, food safety, nutrition and the management of lifestyle related disease through behavioural change. As  a doctor he is a specialist in communicable diseases and was the head of the foodborne diseases division of the UK Health Security Agency. He was the first chief executive of the Irish food safety authority and he contributed to setting up this consumer protection agency established in response to the BSE crisis. He was a founder member of the management board and the second chairperson of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He is a member of the international scientific advisory committee of the Chinese National Agency for Food Safety and Risk Assessment (CFSA).