Professor Linda Martindale


Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences

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

Wider professional activities

Linda is the University QAA Enhancement Theme Lead for the Resilient Learning Communities work, taking place 2020-2023. Linda is also a member of Council of Deans Scotland, where she is the workforce lead.


Linda’s research and scholarship interests are in the areas of thresholds concepts - in health and higher education – academic leadership, and expert teaching in HE.

She leads a special interest group for threshold concepts in health and linked to this has led development of a special issue of the interdisciplinary Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care and led delivery of the first Scottish threshold concepts conference at the University in 2019.

Linda is currently working on collaborative autoethnographic research, focusing on academic leadership during the Covid pandemic and continues to develop work around threshold concepts and liminality related to development of expert teachers in HE.

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Linda teaches across the School’s programmes with a particular interest in postgraduate teaching. She also co-leads the first module of the University’s professional doctorate programme and supervises MSc dissertations and PhD student.

Academic lead roles

  • Associate Dean Learning and Teaching
  • University Enhancement Theme Lead
  • Council of Deans Scotland Workforce Lead