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Anne Kinsella

Research Officer

Research Interests

Anne is a Senior Research Officer who specialises in the area of production economics and farm level agricultural economics research.
OECD Network for farm level analysis – Irish representative.
Collaborates with the international consortium of researchers in the International Beef and Sheep Agri- benchmark Network (formerly IFCN - International Farm Comparisons Network) and Global Forum conferences

Involved in the design and analysis of additional surveys, especially in area of health and safety on Irish farms, succession and Inheritance and risk.

Member of steering committee for Burren-LIFE project (and the Ag-Biota project), which was instrumental in informing agri-environmental policy .

Prior to working in Teagasc, played a pivotal role in setting up and managing a new fund management department for an International Capital Management company

Current Projects

National Farm Survey, FADN, Riskometer, Succession/Inheritance, Farm Investment


B.A(Econ.), M Sc., ACCA

Professional Membership


Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Irish farm operators. American Journal of Industrial Medicine (2013).Osborne, A., Blake, C., Meredith, D., Kinsella, A., Phelan, J., McNamara, J.G. and Cunningham, C. A1

An analysis of the factors associated with technical and scale efficiency of Irish dairy farms. International Journal of Agricultural Management , (2013) Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A., Thorne, F. and Wallace, M. A1

Application of data envelopment analysis to measure technical efficiency on a sample of Irish Dairy Farms. Irish Journal of Agricultural & Food Research (2012).Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A. and Wallace, M. A1

The associations of management and demographic factors with technical, allocative and economic efficiency of Irish dairy farms. Journal of Agricultural Science (2012).  Kelly, E., Shalloo, L., Geary, U., Kinsella, A., Thorne, F. and Wallace, M. A1

The potential of parasitoid Hymenoptera as bioindicators of arthropod diversity in agricultural grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology (2011). Anderson, A., McCormack, S., Helden, A., Sheridan, H., Kinsella, A. and Purvis, G. A1

Pastoral farmland habitat diversity in south-east Ireland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment  (2011) Sheridan, H., McMahon, B.J., Carnus, T., Finn, J.A., Anderson, A., Helden, A.J., Kinsella, A. and Purvis, G. ). A1

Interactions between livestock systems and biodiversity in South-East Ireland. Agriculture Eco Systems & Environment Vol 139 (2010) McMahon, B.J., Helden, A., Anderson, A., Sheridan, H., Kinsella, A. and Purvis, G. A1

Disability on Irish farms - a real concern. Journal of Agromedicine . (2009)  Whelan, S., Ruane, D., McNamara, J., Kinsella, A. and McNamara, A. A1

The impact of REPS participation on farm chemical input usage and the production of negative externalities. Irish Journal of Agri-Environmental Research (2008) Hynes, S.P., O'Donoghue, C., Murphy, E. and Kinsella, A,   A1

The new pest risk analysis for Tilletia indica, the cause of karnal bunt of wheat, continues to support the quarantine status of the patogen in Europe. Plant Pathology (2008).Sansford, C.E., Baker, R.H.A., Brennan, J., Ewert, F., Inman, A., Kinsella, A., Magnus, H.A., Miglietta, F.., Murray, G.M., Porta-Puglia, A., Porter, J.R., Rafoss, T., Riccioni, L. and Thorne, F.

Campus Student Mentor