Linda is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Linda has a clinical background with over 20 years of intensive care nursing experience and 15 years’ experience in research. Linda’s research interests include improving patient outcomes in acute care settings, nurse-led models of care, translation of evidence based practice and implementation science.
Linda has recently completed her PhD, having been awarded a National Health Medical Research Council Post Graduate Scholarship. While in an early stage post PhD she has been awarded over $500,000 in research funding during her career, she is a principal investigator on 12 research studies, and publishes in peer reviewed journals. Linda has research skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods particularly: cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, RCTs, and instrument development.
Linda is an active member of the Australian Vascular Access Society and is the current WA State Representative Board Member. Linda regularly reviews research manuscripts for professional nursing journals and also reviews research grant applications. Linda is a passionate advocate for nursing research and supervises Masters and PhD students.
- 2017: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
- 2014: Research Fellow, ECU and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
- 2013 - 2014: Nurse Manager Innovations and Quality, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
- 2012 - 2013: Clinical Research Nurse, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
- 2008 - present: PhD candidate, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
- 2004 - 2008: Clinical Research Nurse, Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
- 1999 - 2004: Staff Development Nurse, ICU, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
- 1998 - 1999: Course Coordinator Critical Care Course, San Diego State University, California, USA
- 1993 - 1997: Registered Nurse & Education Coordinator, Alvarado Medical Centre, San Diego, California, USA
- 1988 - 1992: Registered Nurse, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
- Australian Vascular Access Society
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
- Psi Alpha-at-Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
Awards and Recognition
National and International Awards:
- 2017: Winner of the Poster Award, Poster presentation ANZONA conference. Impact of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Role on acute hospital length of stay and cost-savings for patients with hip fracture: a retrospective cohort study.
- 2015: New Investigators Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Myocardial infarction, patient decision delay and decision making: a thematic analysis.
- 2015: 2ndPrize in Best Poster Competition, SirCharles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. Myocardial infarction: Delays, decision making, and outcomes.
- 2011: Young Investigators Award, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia. “Sex differences in symptom presentation in acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”
- 2011: Paramedics Australasia, Finalist in the Best Poster Award, Sydney, Australia. “Gender differences in emergency ‘000’ calls and ambulance response for acute myocardial infarction patients.”
- 2011: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Finalist in Best Nursing Presentation, Perth, Australia. “Sex differences in symptom presentation in acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review and meta-analysis.”
- 2008: NHMRC Post Graduate PhD Scholarship
- 1997: Graduated from Master of Science (Nursing), Magna Cum Laude – “ with high honour, with academic distinction”
- 1996: Awarded a Government Stipend, “Federal Nurse Traineeship” to complete a Master of Science (Nursing) at San Diego State University
- 1995: Awarded a Government Stipend, “Federal Nurse Traineeship” to complete a Master of Science (Nursing) at San Diego State University.
Research Areas and Interests
- Nursing in the acute care setting
- Nurse-led models of care
- Improving patient outcomes
- Translation of evidence based practice
- Implementation science
- Topic areas in include: Pressure Injury, Vascular Access, Hip Fracture, & Cardiovascular nursing
- Methodology expertise include: Cohort studies, Cross-sectional studies, Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, RCTs, Instrument development, and mixed methods.