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, within sight of the Fells and the Solway Firth, from which they run Plumbland Consulting and rear a few Herdwick sheep.
Listen to the Nature's Magic programmes in the BBC Radio 4 archive
Or find out how scientists and fiction-writers can work together in SciTalk
Read about the Solway Firth, or find out about Ann's informal guided shore-walks, on Solway Shore Stories
NEW! Read the fascinating life-stories of some of the participants in the studies on the Lothian Birth Cohorts 1921 and 1936 at LBC Lifetimes