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Prof Thia Hennessy

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Thia Hennessy

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Cork University Business School
University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Professor Thia Hennessy, Head of School, Head of the Department of Food Business and Development and Chair of Agri-Food Economics at Cork University Business School . Her research interests include the sustainable development of the agri-food sector with a particular interest in the impact of public policy on the farm sector. Thia is a member of a number of international research consortia examining issues such as the economic performance of farms, the sustainability of food production and the impact of climate change on agriculture. She has published widely in both the academic literature and mainstream media. Prior to joining UCC in September 2016, Thia was employed by Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland where she managed the agricultural and environmental economic research programme. She was also responsible for the Teagasc National Farm Survey which produces the official national statistics on farming in Ireland and is a member of the European Commission’s Farm Accountancy Data Network.

Grants and Honours

  • 01/10/2017 - Teagasc Walsh Fellowships 2017; Ref: 2017112; Level of Award: 4 Yr PhD; "Assessing the impact of land structure on the economic performance of dairy farming in Ireland.", Teagasc
  • 01/05/2017 - Safefood; Contract for services; "Mapping the dairy supply chain on the island of Ireland", Irish Funded Research
  • 01/12/2016 - Enhancement of CAPRI Modelling., Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)
  • 01/10/2016 - Developing Indicators of the Social Sustainability of Farming using Teagasc National Farn Study., Teagasc
  • 01/01/2013 - Teagasc Staff Excellence in Research, Teagasc Staff Excellence in Research
  • 01/01/2012 - Outstanding Young Researcher by the British Agricultural Economics Society , British Agricultural Economics Society 
  • Social & Economic Analysis of Legal Services (SEALS)
  • FAPRI, Ireland partnership
  • Farm Accountancy Data Network of the EU
  • Genedec, EU funded 7th Framework project
  • Factor Markets, EU funded 7th Framework project
  • FLINT, EU funded 7th Framework project
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Other Activities

  • 05/09/2019 - European Association of Agricultural Economists
  • 12/06/2019 - Smart Farming
  • 16/04/2019 - Agricultural Economics Society Conference
  • 15/04/2019 - Agricultural Economics Society
  • 15/10/2018 - International Dairy Federation
  • 17/12/2017 - Eu Commission Agricultural Outlook Conference
  • 03/11/2017 - Sustainable household consumption in Ireland
  • 25/04/2017 - Agricultural Economics Society
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Research Domains

  • Econometrics  
  • Economic performance of farms  
  • Agricultural and rural change  
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Thesis

  • 2018 - DNP (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - Protecting the Integrity of the Irish agri-food system (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2018 HANRAHAN, L., HENNESSY, T., MCHUGH, N., MORAN, B., KEARNEY, R., WALLACE, M., SHALLOO, L. (2018). Factors associated with profitability in pasture-based systems of milk production. Journal of Dairy Science. Details
2017 MARTINEZ CILLERO, M., THORNE, F., WALLACE, M., BREEN, J., HENNESSY, T. (2017). The Effects of Direct Payments on Technical Efficiency of Irish Beef Farms: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2017 DILLON, E. J., HENNESSY, T., HOWLEY, P., CULLINAN, J., HEANUE, K., CAWLEY, A. (2017). Routine inertia and reactionary response in animal health best practice. Agriculture and Human Values. Details
2017 DAVIDOVA, S., HENNESSY, T., THOMSON, K. (2017). Labour and Income Trends in EU Agriculture. EuroChoices. Details
2017 LEONARD, B., MAHON, M., KINSELLA, A., O'DONOGHUE, C., FARRELL, M., CURRAN, T., HENNESSY, T. (2017). The potential of farm partnerships to facilitate farm succession and inheritance. International Journal of Agricultural Management. Details
2016 HENNESSY, T., LÄPPLE, D., MORAN, B. (2016). The Digital Divide in Farming: A Problem of Access or Engagement?. Applied Economic Perspective and Policy. Details
2016 LOUGHREY, A., HENNESSY, T., THORNE, F. (2016). A microsimulation model for risk in Irish tillage farming. International Journal of Microsimulation.
2016 RYAN, M., HENNESSY, T., BUCKLEY, C., DILLON, E., DONNELLAN, T., HANRAHAN, K. (2016). Developing farm-level sustainability indicators for Ireland using the Teagasc National Farm Survey. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. Details
2016 LOUGHREY, J., HENNESSY, T. (2016). Farm income variability and off-farm employment in Ireland. Agricultural Finance Review. Details
2015 JANE DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T., BUCKLEY, C., DONNELLAN, T., HANRAHAN, K., MORAN, B., RYAN, M. (2015). Measuring progress in agricultural sustainability to support policy-making. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. Details
2015 DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T., CULLINAN, J. (2015). The Role of Agricultural Education and Extension in Influencing Best Practice for Managing Mastitis in Dairy Cattle. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Details
2015 O’TOOLE, C., HENNESSY, T. (2015). Do decoupled payments affect investment financing constraints? Evidence from Irish agriculture. Food Policy. Details
2015 O’BRIEN, D., HENNESSY, T., MORAN, B., SHALLOO, L. (2015). Relating the carbon footprint of milk from Irish dairy farms to economic performance. Journal of Dairy Science. Details
2015 LÄPPLE, D., HENNESSY, T. (2015). Assessing the Impact of Financial Incentives in Extension Programmes: Evidence From Ireland. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2014 SHRESTHA, S., ABDALLA, M., HENNESSY, T., FORRISTAL, D., JONES, M. (2014). Irish farms under climate change - Is there a regional variation on farm responses?. Journal of Agricultural Science. Details
2015 DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T., CULLINAN, J. (2015). Measuring the economic impact of improved control of sub-clinical mastitis in Irish dairy herds. Journal of Agricultural Science. Details
2015 O’DONOGHUE, C., HENNESSY, T. (2015). Policy and economic change in the agri-food sector in ireland. Economic and Social Review.
2015 RYAN, M., BUCKLEY, C., DILLON, E., DONNELLAN, T., HENNESSY, T., HANRAHAN, K., ... KELLY, E. (2015). The most economically efficient farms produce lowest GHG emissions per kg of product. EuroChoices. Details
2014 LÄPPLE, D., HENNESSY, T. (2014). Exploring the Role of Incentives in Agricultural Extension Programs. Applied Economic Perspective and Policy. Details
2014 LOUGHREY, J., HENNESSY, T. (2014). Hidden underemployment among Irish farm holders 2002–2011. Applied Economics. Details
2014 SHRESTHA, S., HENNESSY, T., ABDALLA, M., FORRISTAL, D., JONES, M. (2014). Determining short term responses of Irish dairy farms under climate change. German Journal of Agricultural Economics.
2014 RICHARDSON, J., HENNESSY, T., O'DONOGHUE, C. (2014). Farm level models. Contributions to Economic Analysis. Details
2013 O'TOOLE, C. M., NEWMAN, C., HENNESSY, T. (2013). Financing Constraints and Agricultural Investment: Effects of the Irish Financial Crisis. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2013 HOWLEY, P., DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T. (2013). It’s not all about the money: understanding farmers’ labor allocation choices. Agriculture and Human Values. Details
2013 LÄPPLE, D., HENNESSY, T., NEWMAN, C. (2013). Quantifying the economic return to participatory extension programmes in Ireland: An endogenous switching regression analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2013 DONNELLAN, T., HENNESSY, T., FENELON, M., O'CALLAGHAN, D. (2013). The potential for scale economies in milk powder processing: an Irish case study. International Journal of Dairy Technology. Details
2012 HYNES, S., HENNESSY, T. (2012). Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in the Irish Economy. AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD. World Economy. Details
2012 LÄPPLE, D., HENNESSY, T., O’DONOVAN, M. (2012). Extended grazing: A detailed analysis of Irish dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science. Details
2012 HENNESSY, T. (2012). Does the single farm payment affect farmers’ behaviour? A macro and micro analysis.. International Journal of Agricultural Management.
2012 STOTT, A., HUMPHRY, R., GUNN, G., HENNESSY, T., HIGGINS, I., O'FLAHERTY, J., GRAHAM, D. (2012). Predicted costs and benefits of eradicating BVDV from Ireland. Irish Veterinary Journal. Details
2012 HENNESSY, T., HEANUE, K. (2012). Quantifying the Effect of Discussion Group Membership on Technology Adoption and Farm Profit on Dairy Farms. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. Details
2012 LÄPPLE, D., HENNESSY, T. (2012). The capacity to expand milk production in Ireland following the removal of milk quotas. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research.
2011 DILLON, E. J., HENNESSY, T., HYNES, S. (2011). Assessing the sustainability of Irish agriculture. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. Details
2009 DONNELLAN, T., HENNESSY, T., THORNE, F. (2009). Perspectives on the competitiveness of EU dairy farming. EuroChoices. Details
2009 HENNESSY, T., SHRESTHA, S., SHALLOO, L., WALLACE, M. (2009). The inefficiencies of regionalised milk quota trade. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2009 DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T., HYNES, S. (2009). Towards measurement of farm sustainability. EuroChoices. Details
2008 DILLON, P., HENNESSY, T., SHALLOO, L., THORNE, F., HORAN, B. (2008). Future outlook for the Irish dairy industry: a study of international competitiveness, influence of international trade reform and requirement for change. International Journal of Dairy Technology. Details
2008 HENNESSY, T., REHMAN, T. (2008). Assessing the impact of the 'decoupling'reform of the Common Agricultural Policy on Irish farmers'off-farm labour market participation decisions. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2008 HENNESSY, T., SHRESTHA, S., FARRELL, M. (2008). Quantifying the viability of farming in Ireland: Can decoupling address the regional imbalances?. Irish Geography. Details
2007 HENNESSY, T. C., REHMAN, T. (2007). An Investigation into Factors Affecting the Occupational Choices of Nominated Farm Heirs in Ireland. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Details
2007 SHRESTHA, S., HENNESSY, T., HYNES, S. (2007). The effect of decoupling on farming in Ireland: A regional analysis. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research.
2005 BREEN, J. P., HENNESSY, T. C., THORNE, F. S. (2005). The effect of decoupling on the decision to produce: An Irish case study. Food Policy. Details
2005 HENNESSY, T., THORNE, F. (2005). How decoupled are decoupled payments? The evidence from Ireland. EuroChoices. Details
2001 BINFIELD, J., HENNESSY, T. (2001). Beef sector re-structuring after Agenda 2000: An Irish example. Food Policy. Details
2020 VAN TWUIJVER, M. W., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., HENNESSY, T., OLMEDO, L. (2020). Rural social enterprises in Europe: A systematic literature review Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit 2020-03-02 | journal-article DOI: 10.1177/0269094220907024. Local Economy. Details
2020 BRADFIELD, T., BUTLER, R., DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T. (2020). The factors influencing the profitability of leased land on dairy farms in Ireland. Land Use Policy. Details
2020 VAN TWUIJVER, M., OLMEDO, L., O'SHAUGHNESSY, M., HENNESSY, T. (2020). Rural social enterprises in Europe: A systematic literature review. Local Economy. Details
2021 BRADFIELD, T., BUTLER, R., DILLON, E., HENNESSY, T., KILGARRIFF, P. (2021). The Effect of Land Fragmentation on the Technical Inefficiency of Dairy Farms. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72 (2), 486-499. doi:10.1111/1477-9552.12413. Details

Book chapter

Year Publication
2021 BRADFIELD, T., BUTLER, R., HENNESSY, T. (2021). Agricultural Policy Schemes: European Union's Common Agricultural Policy. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier. Details
2021 BRADFIELD, T., BUTLER, R., HENNESSY, T. (2021). Policy Schemes and Trade in Dairy Products: Agricultural Policy Schemes: Other Systems. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier. Details
2021 BRADFIELD, T., BUTLER, R., HENNESSY, T. (2021). World Trade Organization and Other Factors Shaping the Dairy Industry in the Future. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier. Details

Report

Year Publication
2018 HENNESSY, T., DORAN, J., BOGUE, J., REPAR, L. (2018). The Economic and Societal Importance of the Irish Suckler Beef Sector.
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