Linda Furness

Linda graduated as an occupational therapist in 1989, and since that time has worked in rural and regional service delivery. She has worked in a number of clinical, case management, management and education roles. Linda is currently employed as a Clinical Education Support Officer within the Occupational Therapy Clinical Education Program (OTCEP) - a program aimed at supporting the clinical education of pre-entry occupational therapy students and new graduates in Queensland Health Hospital and Health service facilities. Linda was recently successful in the competitive HP research grant round to investigate the applicability of the Calderdale Framework to safely and efficiently enhance student delivered services. Linda currently supports two rural Hospital and Health Services and has a passion for supporting students and new graduates in rural practice experiences.