Data Science
Ann John

Professor Ann John

Professor, Health Data Science

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602568

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Ann holds a personal chair in Public Health and Psychiatry and is based in Population Data Science. She is a clinical epidemiologist with a background in public health and general practice. Her research focuses on suicide and self-harm prevention and the risks, protective factors and life course outcomes of children and young adults’ mental health. She leads the MQ funded Adolescent Mental Health Data Platform and the Suicide Information Database-Cymru. She is a Principal Investigator of the National Centre for Mental Health and the Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health. 

Ann leads a research programme with a focus on mental health data science. She is passionate about the translation of research into policy and practice. She is co-director of the Cochrane satellite for suicide and self-harm prevention and chairs the National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention to Welsh Government. Ann is a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Learned Society of Wales.  

Ann has led and been involved in the development of several government and NHS-commissioned reports, policy documents and community resources.   

Areas Of Expertise

  • Suicide and self-harm prevention
  • Common mental disorders
  • Youth mental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Population data science

Career Highlights

Award Highlights

2018 - Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

2015 - Fellow of the Higher Education Authority

2011 - Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health