Linda Burke

Linda Burke RGN, BSc Hons, MA, PhD

Linda Burke

Linda M Burke
RGN, BSc Hons, MA, PhD

Pro Vice Chancellor

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Linda Burke is the Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Education & Health at the University of Greenwich.
Linda joined the university from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, where she was Head of Revalidation to become Dean of the School of Health & Social Care in the university.

She previously held posts at NHS London as Head of Strategy and Development, at Kingston University as Associate Dean for Practice Education, and Head of Nursing at the Department of Health and at South Bank University.

An economic and social history graduate, Linda went on to train as a nurse with a special interest in oncology. When she moved into nursing education, she studied for a PGDip in Education then took an MA in Education Studies before completing her doctorate at South Bank University in 2003.

Posts held previously:

  • 2011-12, Dean of the School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich
  • 2010-12, Head of Revalidation, Nursing and Midwifery Council 
  • 2009-10, Head of Strategy and Development, NHS London
  • 2006-09, Associate Dean, Head of Nursing and Reader in Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St. George's, University of London
  • 2004-06, Deputy Director of Academic Development, Kingston University
  • 2002-04, Senior Quality Assurance Co-ordinator, Department of Health
  • 1999-2002, Head of Department of Adult Nursing, South Bank University

Editorial referee:

  • Nurse Education Today
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Journal of Inter-professional Care
  • Journal of Nursing Management

Linda's research interests include: health care education policy; studies on the employability of newly qualified nurses; language support for students with English as a second language and improving the quality of the student experience.

Funded research projects

  • NHS London: to explore the relationship between ethnicity and employment at point of qualification within London, 2010-12
  • NHS London: to explore the views of senior nurses across London of the key competencies required at the point of employment, 2010-12
  • Sutton and Merton PCT: to evaluate the development and implementation of a competency assessment tool for the Adult Nursing Service, 2010
  • Wandsworth PCT: for evaluation of the introduction of clinical supervision

Ooms, A., Fergy, S., Marks-Maran, D., Burke, L. & Sheehy, K. (2013) Providing learning support to nursing students: A study of two universities. Nurse Education in Practice 13, 2, 89-95.

Ooms, A., Tapping, J., Marks-Maran, D., Muir, J., Phillips, S. & Burke, L. Preceptors' perceptions of a preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses. Nurse Education Today, Published online 6 March 2013.

Marks-Maran, D., Ooms, A., Tapping, J., Muir, J., Phillips, S. & Burke, L. A preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses: a study of preceptees' perceptions. Nurse Education Today, Published online 26 December 2012.

Harris, R., Ooms, A., Grant, R., Marshall-Lucette, S., Sek Fun Chu, C., Sayer, J. & Burke, L. Equality of employment opportunities for nurses at the point of qualification: an exploratory study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Published online 7 November 2012.

Davies, C. & Burke, L. The effectiveness of clinical supervision for a group of ward managers based in a district general hospital: An evaluative study. Journal of Nursing Management. Published online 12 August 2011.

Ooms, A., Burke, L., Marks-Maran, D., Webb, M. & Cooper, D. (2012) Students' perceptions of foundation degrees. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 36, 3, 403-421.

Rush, S., Firth, T., Burke, L., & Marks-Maran D. (2012) Implementation and evaluation of peer assessment of clinical skills in year 1 student nurses. Accepted for publication in Nurse Education in Practice, 12, 219 – 226.

Armstrong, K., Akroyd, K. & Burke, L. (2012) The role of the Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) in the provision of health advice and health promotion to patients within the UK National Health Service. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26, 1, 64 – 65.

Schmitt, J., Akroyd, K. & Burke, L. (2012) Perceptions of physiotherapy students of a person-centred approach in rehabilitation. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19, 1, 21 - 27.

Heatley, S., Allibone, L., Ooms, A., Burke, L. & Akroyd, K. (2011) Providing writing and language support for students who have English as a second language – a pilot study. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 63, 1, 101 – 114.

Dray, B., Burke, L., Hurst, H., Ferguson, A. & Marks-Maran, D. (2011) Enhancing the employability of newly qualified staff nurses: A pilot study. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 35, 3, 299 - 316.

Fergy, S., Marks-Maran, D., Ooms, A., Shapcott, J. & Burke, L. (2011) Promoting social and academic integration into higher education by first year student nurses: The APPL project. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2, 1, 107-130.

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Christian, S., Burke, L. & Sayer J. (2011) Recruiting competent newly qualified nurses in the London region. Presentation at the Royal College of Nursing Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Harrogate. 16-18 May.

Harris, R., Marshall-Lucette, S., Chu, C., Ooms, A., Burke, L., Grant, R. & Sayer, J. (2011) Employment opportunities for newly qualified nurses in London. Presentation at the Royal College of Nursing Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Harrogate. 16-18 May.

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