• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 354 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

Explainable AI for Falls Prediction

Lindsay, L., Kerr, D., Coleman, S., Taylor, B. & Moorhead, A., 4 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) 4th International Conference on Advances in Computing and Data Sciences (ICACDS)-2020.

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

Open Access
  • The Social Sciences

    Taylor, B. & Moorhead, A., 17 Jun 2020, Communicating about Risks and Safe Use of Medicines: Real Life and Applied Research. Bahri, P. (ed.). first ed. Germany: Springer Berlin, p. 219-265 47 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • WeightMentor, bespoke chatbot for weight loss maintenance: Needs assessment & Development

    Holmes, S., Moorhead, A., Bond, RR., Zheng, H., Coates, V. & McTear, M., 6 Feb 2020, p. 2845-2851. 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 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. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 19-22 4 p.

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

  • Prizes

    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