Linda is a registered Adult Nurse and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse and has clinical experience within the 0-19 team in the community. Linda joined ARU in April 2021 as Lecturer Practitioner and module lead for the Professional Advocate Preparation Module.
Although new to ARU Linda had been an Associate Teacher with ARU, assisting with delivering sessions on two modules on the SCPHN course, as a practitioner Linda was able to offer the students a flavour of the workplace and how they can link theory to practice. Linda has completed her PG Cert in Medical and Healthcare Education and is currently applying for Fellow with the HEA.
Linda has worked as a School Nurse, Clinical Practice Teacher, 5-19 Lead and 0-19 Deputy Clinical Lead over the last 15 years. Linda supported pre-registered adult and child students in the community by delivering virtual sessions on leadership/teamwork.
Previously Linda worked in Accident and Emergency for many years, worked as a Practice Nurse, Teaching Assistant, School Governor, and a School Nurse based in a school and in the community.
Linda has a variety of knowledge gained from previous posts and she particularly enjoys teaching safeguarding and sexual health relating to children and young people.
Linda has been part of the SCPHN course delivering sessions on 2 modules, working closely with the ARU course leads. Currently Linda is the module lead for the Professional Advocate Preparation Module.