Linda joined Oxford Brookes in 1986 as a Lecturer in Virology and was promoted to Professor in 1998. She was Dean of the School of Life Sciences for eight years until she became Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Linda completed her doctorate in molecular virology at the University of Oxford in 1985. Her research has focused on understanding the biology of insect viruses and on their exploitation in agriculture, medicine and biotechnology.
She is co-founding director of a joint Oxford Brookes and Natural Environment Research Council spin-out biotech company.
Having published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, reviews and book chapters, Linda has also spoken at numerous national and international meetings, including The American Society for Virology, The Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Peptalk, Global Protein Summit and Baculovirus Technology.