A short biography
'Crossing boundaries' between science and the arts: Ann Lingard - as a scientist and fiction-writer - has always enjoyed weaving the two cultures together.
After a first career as an academic and research scientist at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities, working on immunity to parasites, Ann 'leapt off the career ladder' to take up a second career in writing and broadcasting.
Ann and her husband John Lackie live on a small-holding in North-West Cumbria, where they rear a few sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.
'Here be dragons', on the Dark Mountain project's website, is Ann's guest blog about using the 'language of science' to write about what is happening to our environment.
Find out about the finger of sea that divides and unites Scotland and England in Solway Shore Stories - illustrated articles about the people who live and work along the Firth.
New! 'Lifetimes', the (free) book that recounts the fascinating stories of some of the participants in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies. Free ebook versions are also available.