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.
The Solway Firth - so much to discover and explore; read articles and find out about Ann's guided walks at Solway Shore Stories; read topical updates on Ann's Solway Shore-walker blog, and follow tweets at @solwaywalker
'Lifetimes' - a (free) book that recounts the fascinating stories of some of the participants in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies. Free ebook versions are also available.
If you'd like to hear about sights and sounds of the Solway shore, Ann and presenter Caz Graham took a walk in April for BBC Radio4's 'Open Country'