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Professor of Ethics and Care, International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey, UK. Ann trained as a general nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’. She completed a degree in philosophy and health studies in London and went on to complete post-graduate qualifications in applied ethics in Wales. Her PhD study on the theme of ‘Professional education and virtue ethics’ was supervised by Professor Ruth Chadwick. Ann has researched a wide range of topics relating to ethics and care, for example, on dignity in care, compassion in the NHS, professional regulation, professionalism in paramedic practice, love in professional life, slow ethics and ethics education (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fhms/research/centres/ICE/research/RIPE%20Project/. She is Editor of the international journal Nursing Ethics (http://journals.sagepub.com/home/nej) and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Ann is co-chair of a hospice ethics committee, a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and a recent Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, at the National Bioethics Center, Tuskegee University, USA.