Ann Hemingway

Professor Ann Hemingway

  • Professor Of Public Health And Wellbeing
  • Executive Business Centre EB611, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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My work is international and national research focused on reducing inequalities in health outcomes for different groups. I work on social innovation (co-production) and non medicalised approaches to health & wellbeing. I regularly receive research funding from international and UK funders and publish in peer reviewed international publications.


VeggiEAT eu funded project 1.6 million euros co investigator current Reflections on changes in commissioning of health care and support current £4,000 primary investigator current Developing a model of change in reoffending behaviour facilitated by equine assisted learning with young offenders £5,000 primary investigator current

Staying Active and Independent for Longer (SAIL) is a EU funded three and a half year study to develop eleven social innovations across three countries at BU Prof AnnHemingway, Prof Adele Ladkin and Dr Holly Crossen White are running the international feasibility study for this multi million pound project.

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Arts Link Fizz Sherborne is a project funded through the Big Lottery focused on improving the wellbeing of local people through dance and the arts. Here at BU we are undertaking the evaluation over four years involved are Dr Liz Norton, Prof Ann Hemingway and Dr Caroline Elllis Hill.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Sustainable cities and communities

"Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"

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Journal Articles


  • Sullivan, K. and Hemingway, A., 2023. Mind the Gap – Young People’s Mental Health and Equine Assisted Interventions. Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in the 21st Century. UK: Intech Open.
  • Hemingway, A., 2021. The Embodied Nature of Horse Human Communication: A Feasibility Study of an Equine Assisted Intervention; Benefits for Horses and Humans. Mind and Matter - Challenges and Opportunities in Cognitive Semiotics and Aesthetics. InTechOpen.
  • Hemingway, A., 2018. Embodied routes towell-being: Horses and young people. Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing. 201-213.
  • Hemingway, A., fyall, A. and hartwell, H., 2017. Hospitable and Healthy Destination: A Collaborative Approach. In: Marra, E. and Melotti, M., eds. Mobilities and Hospitable Cities. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 66.
  • Hemingway, A., 2017. Horses and Humans: Teaching Young People to be Well. In: Prof Kate Galvin, ed. Handbook of Wellbeing. Routledge.
  • Appleton, K.M., Hemingway, A., Saulais, L., Dinnella, C., Monteleone, E., Depezay, L., Castagna, E., Perez-Cueto, F.J.A., Beavn, A. and Hartwell, H., 2017. Increasing vegetable intakes: An updated systematic review of published interventions. Advances in Vegetable Consumption and Health Research. 85-154.
  • Hemingway, A., fyall, A. and hartwell, H., 2015. Developing wellbeing destination brands: A collaborative approach’. Nation Branding – Concepts, Issues, Practice. Routledge.
  • Board, M. and Hemingway, A., 2014. The Context of Nursing Older People. Caring for Older People in Nursing. London: SAGE.
  • Hartwell, H., Hemingway, A., Fyall, A., Filimonau, V., Wall, S. and Short, N., 2014. Building tourism and well-being policy: Engaging with the public health agenda in the UK. Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, wellness and medical travel, Second edition. 397-401.
  • Hemingway, A., fyall, A. and hartwell, H., 2013. Developing Wellbeing Destination Brands: A Collaborative Approach. Destination Branding. sage.
  • Hemingway, A., 2013. Caring for Wellbeing in Later Life. Nursing Older People. Learning Matters.
  • Hemingway, A., fyall, A. and hartwell, H., 2013. Developing Wellbeing Destination Brands. Tourism Destination Branding. sage.
  • Hemingway, A., 2013. caring for wellbeing with older people. caring for older people. learning matters.
  • Hemingway, A., 2013. introducing humanisation theory. caring for older people. learning matters.
  • Harker, P. and Hemingway, A., 2003. Health-related behaviour in low-income families. In: Giles, A., ed. A lifecourse approach to coronary heart disease prevention: scientific and policy review. London: The Stationery Office, 137-150.



Internet Publications


  • Cescutti-Butler, L., 2017. Powerless responsibility: women’s experiences of caring for their late preterm baby/babies. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.



PhD Students

  • abigail barkham, 2016. Group work as a method of service delivery for community matrons
  • Andrew Harding, 2017. Housing advice and older people a realist evaluation
  • tina graham, 2017. an autoethnography of empathic resonance
  • Elizabeth Waithaka, 2018. recommissioning public health nursing
  • folashade alloh, 2018. Nigerian diaspora living with type II diabetes a grounded theory
  • Pippa Hillen, 2020. Do nurses do public health?
  • Michele Smith, 2022. investigating motorcyclists’ visual search for hazard perception
  • Sue Baron. Exploring the patient journey: an approach to patient centred healthcare improvement
  • Stacy Wall. The integration of tourism and public health policy
  • abigail barkham. the role of the community matron in supporting social learning within patient groups
  • alex effah. A grounded theory study on the experiences of buruli ulcer for individuals affecte in ghana
  • Eleanor Jack. The Mental Health training needs of paramedic students
  • judith gleeson. health visiting and policy implementation
  • Luisa Cescutti-Butler. The experiences of delivery for mothers of pre term babies
  • Sarah Price. Public Sector Food Service
  • Sarah Pyke. social tourism and public health

Profile of Teaching PG

  • context and scope of public health
  • public health management strategies

Profile of Teaching UG

  • evidence for practice

Invited Lectures

  • Reducing Inequalities in health, Basel Switzerland, 15 Jun 2022 more
  • Reducing Domestic Violence: the role of EAI, Cheltenham, 10 Jun 2022 more
  • Equine Assisted Interventions evaluation, Bristol, 30 May 2022 more
  • Equine Assisted Interventions for Mental Health, Bovington Army Base and Live Stream to You Tube, 07 Oct 2021 more
  • The Cost of Ideological Political Decision Making, Online, 16 Jun 2021 more
  • CORONAVIRUS, STATISTICAL CHAOS AND THE NEWS, Online organised by BU, 04 Dec 2020 more
  • Equine Assist Interventions Hierarchy of Evidence,, 10 Sep 2020 more
  • Enabling community participation - health promo, Online University of Zeeland, 13 May 2020 more
  • Co-creation of public health initiatives, University of Zeeland Holland, 29 May 2019 more
  • Public Health an Opportunity for Nursing, Vlessingen Holland, 29 May 2019 more
  • Public Health and Partnership Working, University of Zeeland Holland, 01 Mar 2019 more
  • Global Public Health Nursing, London, 22 Mar 2018 more
  • Public Health & Homecare, Bristol, 01 Jul 2016 more
  • Public Health and Obesity, Institute Paul Boucouse Lyon France, 12 Apr 2016 more
  • Public Health + Home Care: making the links, Bristol, 01 Sep 2004 more


  • Male Carers: Improving services for male carers a co-production project (Public Health Dorset, 01 Sep 2023). Awarded
  • Nursing and Rural Inequalities in Health an EU Canada project (European Commission, 30 Nov 2021). Completed
  • Exploring the mechanism of action of an equine assisted intervention (TheHorseCourse/Esme Fairbairne Foundation, 19 Aug 2021). Awarded
  • Understanding the mechanism of action of an equine assisted intervention (TheHorseCourse, 29 Jul 2021). Awarded
  • Exploring the effectiveness of an intervention to prevent motorcycle related deaths and injuries (Doc Bike, 02 Oct 2019). Awarded
  • INNOVATEDIGNITY (European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, 01 Feb 2019). Awarded
  • Women`s experience of maternity care when living on a low income (Southampton NHS Trust, 02 Jan 2018). In Progress
  • SAIL - Staying Active and Independent for Longer (European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, 01 May 2017). Completed
  • Arts Link Sherborne (Big Lottery Fund, 01 Apr 2017). Awarded
  • Recommissioning Public Health Nursing for Dorset (Public Health Dorset, 02 Oct 2014). Awarded
  • Trust in workplace food service (Solutions for Chefs, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
  • Wellbeing and tourism (ESRC, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Redefining Wellbeing (ESRC, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Commissioning a Wellbeing service for Dorset (Public Health Team Dorset, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Wellbeing and Tourism (Visit England, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • workplace food service perception of quality and trust (solutions for chefs, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • Housing Care and Support for Older People (First Stop Advice, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • exploring an equine assisted intervention in a young offenders institute (THC, 02 Jul 2014). Completed
  • arts and health (public health team dorset, 01 Jan 2014). Awarded
  • veggieat (EU commission, 01 Oct 2013). Awarded
  • Wellbeing as a Boundary Object to bring together public health and tourism strategy (public health dorset, 01 Sep 2013). Completed
  • Wellbeing in the workplace (Higher Education Funding Council for England, 01 Sep 2011). Completed
  • Exploring the impact of friendship clubs on older peoples health and wellbeing (Brendoncare Foundation, 01 Jan 2010). Completed
  • PHORUS Project - Public Health Open (Online) Resources in the University Sector Research Lead (JISC Joint information Systems Committee, 01 Sep 2008). Completed
  • Factors which Impact on Attendance at Cardiac Rehabilitation in Dorset (Healthworks, 30 Sep 2004). Completed
  • The Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Women on a Low Income (Higher Education Funding Council for England, 01 Sep 2003). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • General Nursing Council Trust, Research bid reviewer (2022-)
  • World Health Organisation, Member Evidence Advisory Group Nursing P Health (2019-)
  • World Health Organisation Public Health Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centre, Member (2018-2022)
  • Cyprus Research Institute, Reviewer for Research Bid applications (2017)
  • Cochrane Collaboration, Member of Nursing Priorities Review Group (2013-2018)
  • Manchester Metropolitan, External Examiner for Peoples Uni MSc Public Healt (2011-2015)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Expert Panel Discussion on Inequalities and Climate Change (18 Aug 2022)
  • Equine Assisted Interventions for Mental Health (07 Oct 2021-08 Oct 2021)
  • The Hierarchy of Evidence and Equine Assisted Interventions (02 Sep 2020)

Attended Training

  • Unconscious Bias, 25 Sep 2018
  • HEA Leadership application, 12 Dec 2016


  • PhD in Inequities in health (2005)
  • PhD in PhD (University of Southampton, 2005)
  • BSc (Hons) in Ed Honours Degree (Southbank University, 1991)
  • Dip HE in Nurse Teacher Qualification, (GNC, 1991)
  • Registered Nurse in Registered Nurse (GNC, 1984)


  • Nursing Legend (RCN, 2020)
  • Chair (European academy of caring science, 2013)
  • Nominated Chair (European Academy of Caring Science, 2013)
  • membership (international scholarship society for nurses, 2011)
  • Partnership working award (Dept of Health, 2009)


  • European Academy of Caring Science (Affiliate), Associate,
  • RCN, Member,
  • UK Public Health Association, Member,


  • Faculty of Public Health

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