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Anna is a Lecturer and Lead for Higher Degrees in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Dundee.

Anna originally trained in Medicine and undertook a BMSc in Medical Psychology. After initially working in NHS Tayside, Anna moved to the University of St. Andrews as a Medical Demonstrator. She then went onto to complete a PhD in public health at St. Andrews and subsequently worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher. Anna moved to the University of Dundee in 2015 where she initially worked as Post-doctoral Researcher and was promoted to Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in 2018. In 2019 Anna also took on the role as Lead for Higher Degrees.


Anna’s primary research interests are in maternal and infant health. In particular, she is interested in infant feeding, family-centred care and improving outcomes for women and babies from vulnerable groups.

Anna’s methodological expertise is in evidence synthesis including meta-analysis of interventions (including Cochrane reviews), rapid reviews for policy and implementation of review findings into practice. She has conducted review for a wide range of funders including NIHR, the World Health Organization, Scottish Government, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Department of Health and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats. Anna also currently supervises 4 PhD students.

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Anna is part of the Research for Practice module team for the MSc in Nursing and Health and part of the Critical Review of Research and Practice module team for the Professional Doctorate. She also supervises MSc students undertaking dissertations in evidence synthesis.

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Areas of expertise

  • Breastfeeding
  • Nursing