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Linda has had 30 plus years in both the nursing profession but mainly in the midiwfery discipline, first working as a clinician and for much of her career as an academic. Clinically Linda worked in all areas of midwifery in a tertiary Sydney maternity unit, including NNICU. Then worked as a clinical educator in electronic fetal heart rate monitoring before commencing work as an academic. Since starting as an academic full time Linda has continued to work clinically as a midiwfe in a variety of settings on a casual basis.


Linda started her career in academia at Cumberland College of Health Sciences and then the University of Technology, Sydney before moving to Melbourne. When in Mlebourne, Linda worked at Royal Melbourne Institute if Technology University and then Federation University Berwick campus and University of Tasmania.  Durng this period, Linda worked in a variety of roles from cliical educator to lecturer, but mainly as midwifery program coordinator of varius Graduate Diploma Midwifery. Her tiem at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga Campus commenced in 2022 when she was appointed as Associate Professor Midwifery.

The contributions that Linda has made to learning and teaching during her time as an academic can be demonstrated through the following:

  • leading and developing curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, mainly in midwifery but also nursing, management/leadership, neonatal, child and family health, breastfeeding and perinatal and infant mental health
  • convening and teaching into courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the following areas:
    • midwifery
    • neonatal
    • perinatal and infant mental health
    • nursing laboratories
    • context of nursing
    • academic integrity
    • ethics and law
    • research methodology and methods
    • leadership and management
    • organisational change
    • complementary medicine including chiropractic, osteopathy, Chinese Medicine

Linda has also contributed to learning and teaching through various consultancies through various hospitals, Australian College of Midiwves and internationally, including Thailand, Cambodia and Bangladesh. In addition, Linda has a history of developing sound reationships with industry for which she has been commended for.

Here contribution to curriculum development has been sustained through her extensive expereince as lead writer and developer for postgraduate midiwfery has also resulted in varius consultancies on external advirory committees in a number of national and international universities.

Linda has also been and continues to be an active member of the Australian College of Midwives since first becoming a midwife. She is a Fellow of ACM and currently on the Victoria branch committee and is the Victorian representative on the ACM Council. Linda is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Nurses.

Research interests

The areas of research that Linda has  include:

  • all aspects of midwifery care
  • midwifery education/clinical education
  • midwifery models of care/continuity of carer
  • care of childbearing women post serious illness
  • care of childbearing women with intellectual disabilities
  • pre conceptual care
  • interdiscisplinary education
  • working with pain
  • complementary health
  • organisatinal change
  • action research
  • curriculum development

Linda has had extensive supervision experience at the honours, master minor thesis, master by research and PhD levels with a wide range of topics and methodologies from qualitative to mixed methods.


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The challenges of change: planning a midwifery model of care, University of Technology Sydney

Award Date: 30 Nov 2005

Master of Nursing Administration, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 31 Aug 1990

Bachelor of Applied Science (Nursing), Cumberland College of Health Sciences/ University of Sydney

Award Date: 31 Jul 1986

Graduate Diploma in Education (Nursing), Sydney College of Advanced Education

Award Date: 31 May 1984

Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing), Cumberland College of Health Sciences/ University of Sydney

Award Date: 27 May 1977

External positions

Department Head Women Reproductive Health, Kumudini Hospital Bangladesh

2019 → …


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