Linda Johnston has a nursing background. She is a qualified registered General Nurse, who specialised in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. She began working for the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery in 1996 to instigate the Standardised Audit of Hip Fracture in Europe. She then became the Research Nurse Co-ordinator (North) for the largest to date UK Knee Arthroplasty Trial (KAT). During this time she completed a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, specialising in Audit, Research and Clinical Governance and obtained an MSC (by research) in 2010. She also works in collaboration with NHS Tayside on several projects involving Orthopaedics and Public Health.
- Bilateral Simultaneous Hip Replacement Versus Bilateral Sequential Hip Replacement: A 7 year data Review; Johnston L, Clift B, Abboud R. Orthopaedic Nursing (2011).
- Does the Oxford Knee Score Complement, Concur or Contradict the American Knee Society Score. Reddy K, Johnston L, Wang W, Abboud R. Journal of Arthroplasty (2011).
- Patellar resurfacing in total knee replacement:five-year clinical and economic results of a large randomized controlled trial. Breeman S, Campbell M, Dakin H, Fiddian N, Fitzpatrick R, Grant A, Gray A, Johnston L, Maclennan G, Morris R, Murray D; KAT Trial Group. JBJS (AM) (2011).
- The Knee Arthroplasty Trial (KAT) design features, baseline characteristics, and two-year functional outcomes after alternative approaches to knee replacement; KAT trial group, Johnston L, MacLennan G, McCormack K, Ramsay C, Walker A. JBJS (Am) (2009).
- A study of telephone screening and direct observation of surgical wound infections after discharge from hospital; Reilly J, Noone A, Clift A, Cochrane L, Johnston L, Rowley D, Philips G, Sullivan F. JBJS (2005).