Ann Hoskins leads the Healthy People Division in the Health and Wellbeing Directorate in Public Health England. Previously, she was Director of Children, Young People and Maternity for the National Health Service North West and Interim Regional Director of Public Health. She was previously Director of Public Health for the Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority and the Manchester and Wirral Health Authorities. She has extensive experience in maternal and child health and primary health care in developing countries. She has a keen interest in developing evidence-based practice, ensuring its implementation and tackling health inequalities.