Linda Ratinckx

Senior Lecturer in Public HealthSchool of Health, Social Work and Sport

Linda has been with UCLan for 23 years and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Prior to this Linda spent several years in a variety of professional practice roles within the NHS (Staff Nurse/Sister (General Nursing), Community Nurse, School Nurse, Health Visitor, Public Health Nurse). Linda has seventeen years’ experience in teaching in developing and teaching social science-based degree programmes, including several undergraduate programmes in Health and Wellbeing, Public Health and Community Health studies, and at post graduate level, the MSc Applied Public Health. She has a first-class Honours Degree in Community Health, and a Master’s degree on Higher Education Research. | Linda has also worked on a variety of research projects within the university, particularly as part of a team with the Healthy Settings Development Unit where she developed, piloted and implements the ‘Healthy Stadia’ programme and toolkit. Linda has also worked on a range of consultative/evaluation projects for a number Health Authorities throughout the UK and has contributed to several pieces of work commissioned by the Department of Health.