Researcher biography

Linda Ng has clinical experience and qualifications in Adult Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care. Linda's research focuses on postgraduate education of Registered Nurses and its impact on nursing care as well as on retention of nurses in the industry. One of the key objectives of postgraduate education is to provide the nursing profession with articulate, skilled and knowledgeable leaders who can make decisions after critical analysis of the available evidence. Acting on the findings from Linda's PhD, Linda was significantly involved in negotiating with University of Tasmania to offer ACNN members full scholarship on HECS fees to pursue postgraduate study in neonatal nursing on behalf of The Australia College of Neonatal Nurses (ACNN)¾ a national, not for profit organisation and peak professional body for neonatal nurses in Australia.

Linda is the Professional Officer of the Australia College of Neonatal Nurses as well as a member of The Honour Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International-Phi Delta Chapter at Large. Linda is an author of 10 peer reviewed publications including 3 Cochrane Systematic Reviews and has had work presented at 14 national and international conferences.

Linda is also a collaborator in the Education, Simulation and Scholarship (ESS) Collaborative group- a national team of experts in evaluating the impact of simulation education in nursing and midwifery on clinical practice outcomes and patient safety. The purpose of this group is to appraise and synthesise high quality evidence of the translational impact of contemporary simulation approaches on clinical practice outcomes and patient safety as well as identify best practice simulation with emphasis on simulation to address the full scope of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

Clinically, Linda is part of the Queensland Neonatal Nurses Skin Forum which consists of neonatal nurses from across Queensland. The aim of this group is to bring Queensland neonatal clinical leaders together to provide professional insight into the latest research, practice patterns, consumer (parental) attitudes, trends and current beliefs. Prevention of skin injury and subsequent management is an area of high interest for a group of neonatal nurses in Queensland.