Dr Linda Martindale

Senior Lecturer

Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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+44 (0)1382 381969


11 Airlie Place


Linda is Associate Dean Learning and Teaching and part of the Senior Executive Group in the School. She teaches across pre-registration and post-qualifying programmes, and is also a Masters dissertation supervisor and PhD supervisor.

Wider professional activities

Member of University e-Learning Committee.

Act as the School representative in the University e-Learning committee (sub-committee of University Learning and Teaching Committee)

Member of Graduate School Board

College committee which oversees the work of the Graduate School.


Mentoring academic colleague in University of St. Andrews as part of the Early Career Academics’ Mentoring Scheme

Linda is co-convener of the University’s Distance Learning Forum, which brings together distance learning practitioners and others interested in this area across the University. Outside the University she leads an international special interest group for Threshold Concepts in Health.


Linda’s PhD investigated thresholds concepts encountered by undergraduate nursing students when learning about research and evidence based practice. Linda’s research interests remain in the area of threshold concepts and she is currently exploring these in the area of scholarship and expert teaching.


Teaching activities (all online & all current)

  • Research and Evidence Based Practice at undergraduate level (BSc post-registration – compulsory module)
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice at postgraduate level (4 modules):
  1. Quantitative Methods for Master of Research Health and Social Care;
  2. Critical Appraisal and Evidence-based Practice for Master of Nursing;
  3. Developing a Research Proposal for Master of Nursing;
  4. Developing Research and Evaluation Skills for Master of Science Advanced Practice)
  • Masters dissertation supervision
  • Leadership and Management at undergraduate level
  • Leadership and Management at postgraduate level

Academic lead roles

  • Dissertation co-ordinator (working alongside dissertation co-ordinator and specifically responsible for distance learning dissertations)
  • Co-module leader – Developing Evidence-based Practice (BSc post-registration programme)
  • Co-module leader – Developing Research and Evaluation Skills (MSc Adv Pract, MN and MSc Palliative Care programmes)
  • Module leader – Critical Appraisal and Evidence-based Practice (Master of Nursing programme by distance learning)
  • Module leader - Leading and Managing Change (BSc post-registration programme);
  • Co-module leader - Leadership (MSc postgraduate programme);
  • Lead for e-learning. This joint role covers the School Post-qualifying Division and includes e-learning strategy development, supporting / working with staff in e-learning development work and working with the School learning  technologist to develop and support delivering all modules online.