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 Herdwick sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.
Listen to the Nature's Magic programmes in the BBC Radio 4 archive
New! Read Ann's latest guest blog, about using the 'language of science' to show what is happening to our environment, on the Dark Mountain project's website
New! 'Lifetimes', the book that recounts the fascinating stories of some of the participants in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies - you can also read about them on the LBC Lifetimes website. And coming soon - a free ebook version.