Dr Linda Martindale

Head of Post Registration and Postgraduate Studies


School of Nursing & Midwifery
11 Airlie Place,

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 388534

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Full-time post in Post-qualifying Division, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee. Key aspects of role are: research methods and skills teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; joint lead for e-learning; Masters dissertation co-ordinator.


Currently undertaking PhD study into difficulties encountered by undergraduate nursing students when learning about research and evidence based practice. The research method is narrative research and data collection is about to begin. Estimated completion is Nov 2014.

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


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.



    Breastfeeding: a Time for Change

    Janet Dalzell, Elizabeth Rogerson, Linda Martindale (25%)

    July 2010 (Radcliffe)


    Book Chapter

    International and social dimensions of using information technology in nursing education

    Elizabeth Rogerson, Linda Martindale (40%), Carolyn Waltz

    Handbook of Research in Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Tecnical Approaches

    IGI Global, Maryland February 2009

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Learning about Spiritual Care: It Matters!

    Irene McTaggart, Gillian Munro, Liz Rogerson, Linda Martindale (20%)

    Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy (in press)

    Female genital mutilation: a cultural issue with multiple impacts

    Letezghi Afewerki Lbsu, Lorna Numbers, Linda Martindale (10%)

    RCM Midwives Journal

    Post- obstetric trauma stress disorder

    Ghebremicael Andemicael, Lorna Numbers, Linda Martindale (10%)

    RCM Midwives Journal

    Commissioned Peer-Reviewed Case Study

    Setting up and implementing digital rights in a repository environment

    Linda Martindale (80%), Charles Duncan, Elizabeth Rogerson

    Case Study commissioned by BECTA (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency)

    February 2008


    Learning thresholds in research and evidence-based practice: investigating troublesome knowledge for undergraduate nursing students

    Linda Martindale

    Threshold Concepts Conference, Dublin, Ireland

    June 2012

    Supporting online teaching and smarter working through a targeted professional development programme

    Linda Martindale (80%), Karen Lee, Caroline Roberts

    HEA e-Learning in Health Conference, Birmingham, UK

    June 2011

    The design and evaluation of a standard template for the delivery of CPD online

    Elizabeth Rogerson, Linda Martindale (50%)

    AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

    September 2008

    Flexible online learning using problem-based learning strategies to support Continuing Professional Development

    Elizabeth Rogerson, Linda Martindale (40%), Pauline Horton

    Online Educa Conference, Berlin, Germany

    December 2006

    Study guide design to facilitate self-direction in e-learning

    Linda Martindale (50%), Elizabeth Rogerson

    AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe) Conference, Genoa, Italy

    September 2006