• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 325 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr Anne Moorhead is a Senior Lecturer in Health Communication. She is a Registered Nutritionist, Public Health (RNutr), Chartered Scientist (CSci), and Accredited Healthcare Communicator. Dr Moorhead’s research interest is in healthcare communications, in particular communication technologies in healthcare in the areas of mental health and obesity.She has led multidisciplinary national and international research projects and teams, secured research funding and achieved extensive publications. She has also published two book chapters.Dr Moorhead is a Board member and Section Editor for the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the leading e-health peer reviewed journal. She is a member of several external committees, including the Committee of the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing UK, research committee for the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, and Vice Chair of the NHS Research Ethics Committee, Office of Research Ethics Committees for Northern Ireland.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ulster University

Master, Ulster University

Master, University of Dundee

External positions

Board Member , Journal for Medical Internet Research

2016 → …

Vice Chair , Office for Research Ethics for Northern Ireland

2014 → …

Committee Member , Research Committee - International Association for Communication in Healthcare

2014 → …

Committee Member , Association for Healthcare in Communication and Marketing (AHCM) UK

2011 → …


  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • Communication
  • communication technologies
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Public Health
  • e-health
  • m-health

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Research Output

A Virtual Reality Training Tool to Improve Weight-Related Communication Across Healthcare Settings

Quigley, F., Moorhead, A., Bond, RR., Zheng, H. & McAloon, T., 10 Sep 2019, ECCE 2019 Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Designing for Cognition. p. 19-22 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Behaviour Analytics of Users Completing Ecological Momentary Assessments in the Form of Mental Health Scales and Mood Logs on a Smartphone App

    Bond, RR., Moorhead, A., Mulvenna, M., O'Neill, S., Potts, C. & Murphy, N., 10 Sep 2019, ECCE 2019 - Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: ''Design for Cognition''. Mulvenna, M. & Bond, R. (eds.). New York, NY, USA, p. 203-206 4 p. (ICPS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Bootstrapping analysis of crowdsourced non-expert estimates of the number of calories in photographs of meals

    Bond, RR., Moorhead, A., Zheng, H. & McAllister, P., 29 Jan 2019, Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2018: Conference Proceedings. Schmidt, H., Griol, D., Wang, H., Baumbach, J., Zheng, H., Callejas, Z., Hu, X., Dickerson, J. & Zhang, L. (eds.). Madrid, Spain, p. 1465-1469 5 p. 8621166

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Classification of Health Risk Factors to Predict the Risk of Falling in Older Adults

    Lindsay, L., Coleman, S., Kerr, D., Taylor, B. & Moorhead, A., 4 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Ethical Issues in Technology for Dementia

    Boger, J., Jutai, J., Moorhead, A., Mulvenna, M. & Bond, RR., 21 Jun 2019, Using Technology in Dementia Care: A Guide to Technology Solutions for Everyday Living. Astell, A., Smith, S. & Joddrell, P. (eds.). 1 ed. p. 43-66 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Ulster University Students Union Learning and Teaching Award

    Paula Brogan (Recipient), Anne Moorhead (Recipient), Maggie Long (Recipient) & Noreen Giffney (Recipient), 25 May 2018

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Thesis

    Deep learning-based food image classification and crowdsourcing-based calorie estimation approach to support dietary management

    Author: McAllister, P., Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Zheng, H. (Supervisor), Moorhead, A. (Supervisor) & Bond, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis