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Professor Linda Shields

Biography

 

Professor Linda Shields is Director of the Tropical Health Research Unit, a partnership between the College of Healthcare Sciences at James Cook University and Townsville Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, and Honorary Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland. Her research includes family-centred care, health in tropical regions, paediatric perioperative nursing, and the ethics and history of nursing, in particular, in Nazi Europe. Linda is the first nurse in Australia to hold a higher doctorate, with a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Queensland. She also holds a PhD and Master's degree from the School of Medicine at UQ.

She was awarded a Silver Medal by the European Society for Person-centred Healthcare in 2014, and was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honour society for nursing, in 2011.

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Professor Linda Shields

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