Doctor Linda Gregory

Doctor Linda Gregory

Academic Program Advisor, Master of Nursing,
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Senior Lecturer,
School of Nursing and Midwifery


Dr Linda Gregory joined Western Sydney University in 2013. Linda has had considerable teaching experience in both the clinical context as a Nurse Educator and in the tertiary environment, with undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs. With an industry career involvement in the nursing profession spanning over 35 years, Linda has worked in major tertiary referral acute care hospitals in Sydney as a clinical nurse, clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator and as nurse manager for education (all at major teaching hospitals in Sydney). This experience has given Linda an expert understanding of the knowledge and skills required to practise in the nursing profession together with understanding the challenges faced by transitioning new graduate nurses. Linda has also worked in a regulatory environment as a professional officer for the former Nurses and Midwives Board of NSW (2004-2005) where she also acquired her interests in professional issues and nursing and midwifery regulation. Linda is also a current Professional Member for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

In 2016, Linda completed a professional doctorate in education at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her thesis  'learning with and from others in clinical practice' answered questions about how and what registered nurses learned as they carried out every day work in acute care. Currently, Linda's research interests lie in nurse education, workplace learning, medication administration, clinical handover and more recently with the newly released code of professional conduct for nurses. Linda was also a recipient of an early career researcher grant in late 2018. This grant will will be used to explore nurses’ experiences with the new electronic medication chart at two Sydney based hospitals in 2019. Linda is also an active peer reviewer for several international journals.

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  • EdD University of Technology, Sydney
  • MEd(AdEd) University of Technology, Sydney
  • BA(HisSoc) University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Omicron (2021)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2022)
  • Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) (2014)
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (2017)


  • Clinical Education
  • Code of Conduct
  • Workplace Learning
  • Clinical Handover
  • Practice Based Learning
  • Sociomateriality and Nursing
  • Spatial Theory

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


  • Multi-Disciplinary Teaching and Learning Committee


Phone: (02) 4620 3344
Location: 7.G.09

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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 400764 Transition to Graduate Practice, 2014
  • 400973 Clinical Teaching and Professional Development, 2018
  • 400974 Clinical Teaching for Learning, 2018
  • 400974 Clinical Teaching for Learning, 2021
  • 401000 Professional Practice Experience 1, 2014
  • 401001 Primary Health Care in Action, 2018
  • 401004 Professional Practice Experience 2, 2014
  • 401007 Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice, 2018
  • 401007 Approaches to Professional Nursing Practice, 2021
  • 401011 Research Principles for Nursing and Midwifery, 2018
  • 401021 Being a Professional Nurse or Midwife, 2018
  • 401167 Applied Research in Health Care, 2018
  • 401206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2020
  • 401206 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2021
  • 401376 Care of People with Tuberculosis (TB), 2021
  • 401377 Clinical Management of Tuberculosis (TB), 2021
  • 401378 Public Health Management of Tuberculosis (TB), 2021
  • 401437 Clinical Teaching and Workplace Learning for Competent Practice, 2021


Journal Articles

  • Ora, L., Wilkes, L., Mannix, J., Gregory, L. and Luck, L. (2023), '[In Press] Embedding nurse-led supportive care in an outpatient service for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease', Journal of Advanced Nursing, .
  • Ora, L., Mannix, J., Morgan, L., Gregory, L., Luck, L. and Wilkes, L. (2022), 'Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and advanced care planning : a synthesis of qualitative literature on patients' experiences', Chronic Illness, vol 18, no 2 , pp 221 - 233.
  • Gregory, L., Lim, R., MacCullagh, L., Riley, T., Tuqiri, K., Heiler, J. and Peters, K. (2022), 'Intensive care nurses' experiences with the new electronic medication administration record', Nursing Open, vol 9, no 3 , pp 1895 - 1901.
  • Gregory, L., Ramjan, L., Villarosa, A., Rojo, J., Raymond, D. and Salamonson, Y. (2022), 'Does self-efficacy for medication administration predict clinical skill performance in first-year nursing students? : an inception-cohort study', Teaching and Learning in Nursing, vol 17, no 1 , pp 77 - 83.
  • O'Reilly, R., Ramjan, L., Fatayer, M., Stunden, A. and Gregory, L. (2020), 'First year undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of the effectiveness of blended learning approaches for nursing numeracy', Nurse Education in Practice, vol 45 .
  • Gregory, L., Villarosa, A., Ramjan, L., Hughes, M., O'Reilly, R., Stunden, A., Daly, M., Raymond, D., Fatayer, M. and Salamonson, Y. (2019), 'The influence of mathematics self-efficacy on numeracy performance in first-year nursing students : a quasi-experimental study', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol 28, no 19-20 , pp 3651 - 3659.
  • Cowin, L., Riley, T., Heiler, J. and Gregory, L. (2019), 'The relevance of nurses and midwives code of conduct in Australia', International Nursing Review, vol 66, no 3 , pp 320 - 328.
  • Gregory, L., Hopwood, N. and Boud, D. (2014), 'Interprofessional learning at work : what spatial theory can tell us about workplace learning in an acute care ward', Journal of Interprofessional Care, vol 28, no 3 , pp 200 - 205.
  • Eager, S., Cowin, L., Gregory, L. and Firtko, A. (2010), 'Scope of practice conflict in nursing : a new war or just the same battle?', Advances in Contemporary Nursing, vol 36, no 40575 , pp 86 - 95.
  • Cowin, L., Hengstberger-Sims, C., Eagar, S., Gregory, L., Andrew, S. and Rolley, J. (2008), 'Competency measurements : testing convergent validity for two measures', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol 64, no 3 , pp 272 - 277.
  • Andrew, S., Gregory, L., Cowin, L., Eager, S., Hengstberger-Sims, C. and Rolley, J. (2008), 'Psychometric properties of the Australian nurse competency 2000 standards', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 45, no 10 , pp 1512 - 1515.
  • Hengstberger-Sims, C., Cowin, L., Eagar, S., Gregory, L., Andrew, S. and Rolley, J. (2008), 'Relating new graduate nurse competence to frequency of use', Collegian, vol 15, no 2 , pp 69 - 76.
  • Gregory, L., Millar, R., Tasker, N. and Tranter, S. (2008), 'Nurse led initiative to improve assessment and documentation', Australian Nursing Journal, vol 16, no 3 , pp 19 - 19.

Conference Papers

  • Gregory, L., MacCullagh, L., Lim, R., Riley, T., Tuqiri, K., Heiler, J. and Peters, K. (2021), 'Intensive care nurses' experiences with the electronic medication administration record in eRIC', Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference , Newcastle, N.S.W..
  • Gregory, L., Cowin, L., Heiler, J. and Riley, T. (2019), 'The relevance of nurses and midwives code of conduct in Australia', Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference, Perth, W.A..


Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Exploring the Effect of Nurse-led Supportive Care on Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Their Caregivers
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Adoption, Implementation and Evaluation of an Electronic Medical Record Program in a Preregistration Nursing Program at a Large Multi Campus Australian University
Field of Research:

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