Ann Gallagher is Professor of Ethics and Care, International Care Ethics Observatory, School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey, UK. Ann trained as a nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast during ‘the Troubles’. 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. She is Editor of the international journal Nursing Ethics and a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Ann is co-chair of a hospice ethics committee and chair of her university’s Animal Ethics and Welfare Board. She was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, at the National Bioethics Center, Tuskegee University, USA in 2017 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing.