After qualifying as a physiotherapist, Linda supervised students and ran training workshops, and in doing so discovered that she enjoyed educating others. Later, she worked as a PBL tutor for UQ medical students for nine years.

In 2006, Linda started working in online course design, developing courses for Queensland Health staff and GPs. After a brief detour developing training resources for a mining company (including games-based training, and training in simulated environments) she returned to UQ as a Curriculum Developer and Designer in the Centre for Online Health (Telehealth). She then applied for a role to develop UQ’s first MOOCs in 2013.