RN, RPN, Dip App Sci. (Nsg); BN (ed); LLB; Grad Cert in Ed (Dist Ed); GCLP; LLM; PhD (c), FRCNA Justice of the Peace
Linda is a general and psychiatric qualified nurse, lawyer and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda is currently, the Chair of the State Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, Foundation President of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, Deputy Chair of the Aged Rights Advocacy Service and a member of the Health and Community Services Council.
Her professional affiliations include, being a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, a member of the Law Society of South Australia, member of the International Association of Forensic nurses, member of the Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Australia, the Royal Association of Justices, SA inc. and the Council of Tribunals Association .
Her research interests include health law, criminal law in the health professions, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution.
She has published widely in these fields and is currently chief investigator on two funded projects exploring legal issues associated with nursing and midwifery practice.