7. The Story of Horses

In this episode, we meet two significant researchers in the area of equine science who work in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at UCD, Professor Emmeline Hill and Dr. Barbara Murphy. 

There is a real value in being able to solve problems for society through work that starts within a university. Both of these researchers had a eureka moment when doing their PhDs and went on to set up companies to provide solutions for the horse industry. 

Their experience in understanding the science as well as the application of the science to maximise the health and performance of thoroughbred horses shows the importance of partnerships between industry and universities to translate successful research into real-world solutions.