Dr Lynda Lynch’s appointment will build on RGU’s relationship with NHS Grampian which ensures its nursing, midwifery and allied health professional education and training is aligned with the workforce needs of the sector.
In her role as visiting professor at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr Lynch will act in an advisory capacity and will contribute to the delivery of the university’s work-based postgraduate curriculum in the health professions, supporting the training and development of the sector’s workforce.
Lynda’s new position will also offer opportunities for collaboration on research between NHS Grampian and RGU.
Lynda said: “I am honoured to accept this appointment and to continue to build on the strong relationship NHS Grampian has with RGU. Robert Gordon University not only provides critical employees for the NHS through its training programmes, but also contributes significantly to developing our staff, and patient services, through research. I am confident that RGU will continue to provide future influencers and leaders for NHS Grampian, the North of Scotland and beyond, and I look forward to being part of the University's continued success."
Lynda holds a PhD in Neurochemistry and Neuroimaging and is a vastly experienced professional with an employment history that spans the private and public sectors, in particular the pharmaceutical industry. She will be able to share her experience collaboratively with departments across the university and support students’ learning experiences through guest lectures.
Professor Ian Murray, RGU's Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “Lynda has a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be invaluable to the university as we continue to work closely with NHS Grampian to deliver education and training programmes which are responsive to the needs of the sector. Lynda’s appointment will enable RGU to be close to decisions that impact on future workforce developments.”
The success of the continuing collaboration between the two organisations is evidenced in the Guardian University Guide 2020. It highlights that 100% of the university’s Nursing alumni are in employment within six months of graduating, and that RGU is top in the UK for health profession course satisfaction.