Lindy was awarded a PhD at Kings College London and has 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and reports. Currently, Lindy is the lead investigator on clinical and practice-related funded research projects that investigate:
- Consumer and healthcare professional recognition and response to deteriorating patients;
- Older peoples' self-management of chronic conditions at home after discharge.
Lindy's expertise in educational leadership has led to the following achievements
- Recipient of five (5) National and University Excellence in Teaching awards
- Successful research supervision of fifty-five (55) research students' theses - PhD (6), Masters (19) and Honours (30);
- Successful research supervision of two (2) MSc / clinical research nurses in a Flinders University/ Industry partnership to undertake Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) based research projects;
- Facilitation of thirty-three (33) undergraduate mentoring project students to achieve research-based publications in peer reviewed, nursing and multi-disciplinary journals
- Facilitation of twenty-three (23) undergraduate mentoring project students to achieve research-based international /national conference presentations.
Lindy's commitment to leadership in patient safety and quality research and education has led to:
- 2018 SA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Award winner €“ €˜Excellence in Innovation in Clinical Research'
- Executive committee (invited researcher) of SA Health Consumer-initiated Escalation of Care statewide project
- Member of the International Society of Rapid Response System
- Associate Editor / Reviewer - seven international prestigious patient safety and quality, nursing and education journals.
Consumer and health professional involvement in patient safety in health care (within the hospital and the community) - specifically detection and reporting of patient deterioration systems; Education of culturally and linguistically diverse consumers in healthcare; Treatment of the deteriorating patient through Rapid response systems (RRS) for example through medical emergency team (MET) systems; Community-dwelling older peoples' decision making and self-management of chronic health conditions at home; Health professional education - Advancing research and publication skills in practitioners and collaborative research activities with academics.
Current research studies
- You're Worried, We're Listening' partnering with consumers to detect and report patient deterioration - evaluation of education materials for consumers
- Older people and their family members' decision making in the management of chronic health conditions at home following recent discharge from hospital
- Health professionals' perspectives on consumer involvement in the detection and reporting of patient deterioration
Recent research studies
- Patients, family members and carers' perspectives on their involvement in recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient - developing a model for consumer reporting
- Are there still barriers to MET calls for deteriorating patients - metropolitan and regional nurses' and midwives' perspectives
- What factors hinder/facilitate development of research and publication collaborations between practitioners and academics - tertiary education students and senior clinical leaders perspectives
- Teaching management of the deteriorating patient through Interprofessional Education
- Rural and remote Registered Nurses' and Aboriginal Health Workers' experiences having undertaken a specialist diabetes course and its influences on the diabetes health care of Aboriginal people