RN, BN, GradCertHlthInfo(EHealth), GradCertAnaesRecN, GradDipGerontNurs, MHM, FACHSM
Linda has almost 30 years' experience in the nursing profession and has a wide range of nursing expertise having worked in specialities such as aged care, primary health care, emergency care, peri-operative care, forensic nursing, leadership and nursing management. Linda has experience in both the public and private sector of the health industry. Prior to joining the CSU team, Linda worked for over 10 years in senior nursing leadership and management roles ranging from Nurse Unit Manager to District Director of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has a keen interest in Indigenous health and nursing workforce issues and is pursuing this interest by undertaking further studies at the PhD level through Charles Sturt University (CSU). Linda has multiple qualifications in nursing and affirms a strong commitment to nursing education and building a skilled nursing workforce for the future.
Linda joined the CSU academic staff on a full time basis in 2015. Linda's contribution to teaching and learning at the university level is demonstrated in the following ways;
Linda has taught in and has an interest in the following areas of nursing: rural and remote health, nursing leadership and management, nursing workforce and organisational culture, Indigenous health, aged care, palliative care, chronic care, nursing research, practice development, and disaster management.
A highlight of Linda's career in academia has been the publication of the textbook – Chronic Care Nursing: A framework for practice. This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the role of the nurse in dealing with chronic conditions across a variety of health care settings in Australia and New Zealand. This textbook was developed to support undergraduate nurses to understand the complexity of this area of nursing and how this applies to practice.
Linda has a keen interest in nursing and health research and is pursuing this further by undertaking PhD studies in Indigenous nursing workforce and education. Other research projects that Linda has been involved in and/or is currently participating in are:
Linda was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Health Service Management in 2012 and continues to be an active member by providing mentorship to future health mangers through the ACHSM Mentorship Program. Linda has been a part of this program since 2011.
Linda is also a reviewer for professional research journals such as Collegian and the Australian Journal of Primary Health.
Linda is also demonstrates her commitment to rural nursing by being a member of the following professional organisations: