Ann Hemingway

Professor Ann Hemingway

  • Professor of Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Bournemouth House B129, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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My post focuses on research and enterprise in the field of public health with a specific focus on inequities in health. I am a registered nurse with a PhD and am currently public health lead for research and enterprise within the Centre for Practice Development and the Centre for Wellbeing and Quality of Life.


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.

Journal Articles






PhD Students

  • alex effah. A grounded theory study on the experiences of buruli ulcer for individuals affecte in ghana
  • Sue Baron. Exploring the patient journey: an approach to patient centred healthcare improvement
  • judith gleeson. health visiting and policy implementation
  • Stacy Wall. The integration of tourism and public health policy
  • Luisa Cescutti-Butler. The experiences of delivery for mothers of pre term babies
  • abigail barkham. the role of the community matron in supporting social learning within patient groups
  • Sarah Price. Public Sector Food Service
  • Sarah Pyke. social tourism and public health
  • 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?
  • Andrew Harding, 2017. Housing advice and older people a realist evaluation
  • tina graham, 2017. an autoethnography of empathic resonance
  • abigail barkham, 2016. Group work as a method of service delivery for community matrons

Profile of Teaching PG

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

Profile of Teaching UG

  • evidence for practice

Invited Lectures

  • Integrating public health and home care
  • 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
  • Global Public Health Nursing, London, 22 Mar 2018 more
  • Co-creation of public health initiatives, University of Zeeland Holland, 29 May 2019 more


  • Motorcycle Injury Prevention (Doc Bike Charity, 29 Sep 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). Awarded
  • Arts Link Sherborne (Big Lottery Fund, 01 Apr 2017). Awarded
  • Recommissioning Public Health Nursing for Dorset (Public Health Dorset, 02 Oct 2014). Awarded
  • Wellbeing and Tourism (Visit England, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • Commissioning a Wellbeing service for Dorset (Public Health Team Dorset, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • workplace food service perception of quality and trust (solutions for chefs, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • Redefining Wellbeing (ESRC, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Wellbeing and tourism (ESRC, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • 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

  • 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

  • Public Health moving in to the Local Authority open event June 2012
  • Promoting the wellbeing of older people open event

Attended Training

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


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


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


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


  • Faculty of Public Health

External Media and Press

Broadcast Interview

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