Eileen Wall (Professor of Integrative Livestock Genetics at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)) Main professional activity has focussed on livestock genetics and the development of breeding tools for use by the agricultural community. Some of the work has made fundamental contributions in the delivery of broader breeding goals in UK dairy cattle, with international impacts through the dissemination of genetic improvement. Current research interests and projects include climate change and livestock systems, genetics of fitness traits, development of sustainable and environmental breeding goals and improvements to national livestock genetic evaluations. More recently, much of the research has involved an interdisciplinary approach to the science, as well as in collaboration with agricultural industries and policy makers. Such interdisciplinarity is crucial to help develop innovations and inform policy such that land based industries can respond to the global challenges they face now and into the future.