• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 390 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

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Master, Ulster University

Award Date: 13 Sep 2001

Master, University of Dundee

Award Date: 8 Jul 1999

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
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    Explainable artificial intelligence for falls prediction

    Lindsay, L., Coleman, S., Kerr, D., Taylor, B. & Moorhead, A., 15 Aug 2020, Advances in Computing and Data Sciences - 4th International Conference, ICACDS 2020, Revised Selected Papers. Singh, M., Gupta, P. K., Tyagi, V., Flusser, J., Ören, T. & Valentino, G. (eds.). p. 76-84 9 p.

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

  • The Social Sciences

    Taylor, B. & Moorhead, A., 18 Jun 2020, Communicating about Risks and Safe Use of Medicines: Real Life and Applied Research. Bahri, P. (ed.). first ed. Germany, 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, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). Yoo, I., Bi, J. & Hu, X. T. (eds.). San Diego, CA, USA: IEEE Xplore, p. 2845-2851 7 p. 8983073

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

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)


    Ulster University Students Union Learning and Teaching Award

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

    Prize: Honorary award

  • Activities

    • 2 Consultancy

    Innovation Voucher: User Data Analysis

    Raymond Bond (Consultant), , Anne Moorhead (Consultant), & Maurice Mulvenna (Consultant)

    19 Feb 2019

    Activity: Consultancy

    Innovation Voucher: Digital Technologies in Maternal Mental Health

    Anne Moorhead (Consultant), , Raymond Bond (Consultant), , Maurice Mulvenna (Consultant), , Cherie Armour (Consultant), , Siobhan O'Neill (Consultant), & Karen Kirby (Consultant)

    21 Nov 2017

    Activity: Consultancy