Ann Gates is an Honorary Associate Professor of Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham and an Honorary Visiting Professor at Plymouth Marjon Sport and Exercise Science.
A clinical pharmacist by profession, Ann became interested in leadership and service transformation and eventually became a Director of Strategic Planning in an NHS Hospital Trust.
In 2011 Ann set up an educational consultancy @exerciseworks for undergraduate student health care professionals and launched the successful #MovementForMovement resource community of practice. Ann has been commissioned by Public Health England, WHO Europe, and Swim England. As an author, international speaker and certified NHS change agent, Ann has implemented undergraduate health care curricula adoption in the UK schools of medicine and health and this work is recognised as an exemplar of best practice by WHO Europe. She is also a Member of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme 2014-2020.