Linda Bradbury

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Nurse Practitioner


Bio and Research:

Linda completed her general nurse training in London.  After working in general medicine, surgery, intensive care and clinical trials, she then specialized in rheumatology.  In 1998, she started working at the University of Oxford in the musculoskeletal genetics group under the supervision of Professor Matthew Brown where her role included co-ordinating the ankylosing spondylitis (AS) genetics studies that were undertaken as well as establishing and then managing the first clinical trials unit for the hospital.

In 2005, she moved to Brisbane and with Professor Brown established the specialist AS clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and now co-ordinates numerous genetics research programmes that are being conducted within his group at the Queensland University of Technology.  She has over 35 publications.

She completed her MSc in Advanced Health Care Practice in 2006, completed her Nurse Practitioner Masters in 2012 and became endorsed as the first Australian Rheumatology Nurse Practitioner in May 2013.  Linda is currently the president of the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association.