Ann Lingard

Ann Lingard

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.

  • Solway Shore-Walker is Ann's new blog, that complements Solway Shore Stories with short, related and topical posts.

Available now