Ann is a Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Swansea University and Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Wales. She has a research focus on suicide and self-harm prevention and children and young people’s mental health. She leads the MQ funded Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform and chairs the National Advisory Group on Suicide and Self-harm prevention to Welsh Government. She is a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation.
Ann leads a research programme with a focus on mental health informatics leading a cross disciplinary team of data scientists, engineers, computer scientists, psychologists and clinicians.She is passionate about the translation of research into policy and practice. She is co-director of the Cochrane satellite for suicide and self-harm prevention and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Learned Society for Wales.