Ann’s initial career was as a research biochemist, after which she moved into library and knowledge management in health and social care focusing on translating knowledge into practice.

She has led library and knowledge management services in a range of healthcare contexts in NHS England and NHS Scotland. Since 2005, Ann has held the national role of Programme Director for Knowledge Management in NHS Education for Scotland, leading strategic development of knowledge management in the health and social care system.

Ann currently combines her NHS role with two commissions from the Scottish Government. She is the lead for decision support development in the national eHealth team, and works in the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser to improve use of evidence as part of the national social services strategy.