Linda is the Head of the Melbourne School of Health Sciences and Professor of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne, Australia. In this role she overseas four allied health departments and one department of nursing. She has a joint appointment in Allied Health Research at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Linda is Deputy Chair of the Victorian Council of Health Deans and a member of the Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences. She is also a member of the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Thoracic
Society of Australia and New Zealand. Her research interests are in acute cardiorespiratory rehabilitation in critical care, oncology and perioperative medicine where she is passionate about improving patient centred outcomes.
She has been successful in obtaining funding of over AUD $16million for research into rehabilitation, including as a chief investigator on six NHMRC grants in rehabilitation. She has over 200 publications, completed 40 graduate researchers, currently supervises four PhD and five Post-Doctoral Fellows and has delivered over 40 key-note presentations. She was a member of five international guideline committees and has several international collaborations in research in the USA, UK, China and Vietnam. Linda reviews for national and international competitive granting bodies and for international scientific journals.