Having worked in clinical practise for more than 8 years, Linda was always keen to be an educator. The hands-on experience gained from clinical area afforded her to translate knowledge and skills.
Linda is enthusiastic about sharing it with her students and fellow colleagues. During which she realised a passion for teaching heighten, while handling students in clinical areas.
In 2019, Linda joined Oxford Brookes University as an Associate Lecturer, and delivered simulation-based skill sessions to pre-registered students. A role within NHS as a Professional Placement Co-ordinator gave Linda an insight about the student's placement.
Linda's vast clinical exposure was based on Cardiac, Oncology & Cardiothoracic Surgery. She indulged more into Cardiothoracic pre-operative and post-surgical care. and completed a Cardiothoracic Nurse Development program. The most rewarding part of working in Cardiology is the opportunity to have impactful interactions with patients and families.
As Placement Co-ordinator, Linda did a comparative study of a placement area for an action plan. The study focused on comparing the total number of students placed versus the total audited capacity in main theatres and day surgery units. It helped the team create a strategic plan prior to student allocations.
Linda would be interested in supervising students with similar research interests, mainly on cardiac rehabilitation as it reduces mortality and improves quality of life.
Pedagogy research is important because it gives teachers an insight into best practices for a classroom setting.
According to Merriam-Webster, pedagogy is the 'art, science, or profession of teaching'. This broad definition covers various aspects of teaching, and there are many moving parts to pedagogy that include teaching styles, feedback, and assessment.
The term pedagogy boils down to the study of different teaching methods. Trialing into this can pave way for further research into hybrid teaching, evidence based teaching.
Linda started her teaching career as Assistant Lecturer handling pre-registered nursing students in clinical areas. Following completion of a postgraduate course she became an Associate Lecturer, working alongside the team handling clinical skills sessions from Year 1 to Year 3 pre-registered students in Oxford Brookes University. It opened a window of opportunity, leading her into the higher education system.
Linda was very keen to explore more opportunities after moving to Essex. She started as Placement Co-ordinator in Mid and South Essex Trust where she handled students' placement allocations meetings. Linda worked with placement teams of Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex.
Attended the seminar on ‘Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & Risk Management ‘organized by Center for Healthcare Planning & Quality held on (1.09.15 to 2.09.2015) conducted by Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
Participated in UAE Cancer Congress 2017 held on (5.10.17 to 07.10.17) in Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai.
Participated in Emergency Nursing Conference conducted by 5th Annual INDO-US Emergency Medicine Summit, hosted in PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research organised by University of South Florida, AIMS and State University of Newyork.
Participated and organized a workshop on “Research Designs in Health Sciences” conducted by PSG College of Nursing, sponsored by CSIR-HRDG New Delhi between 25th and 27th of June 2009.
Organized a workshop on “Current Trends in Oncology Nursing” on February 11th, 2009, at PSG College of Nursing.
Presented a topic on ‘Role of Nurse in Hepatitis B Prevention and Management’ as a part of Continuing Nursing Education Programme conducted by PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research.