Linda was first appointed to the Commission in April 2022.
Linda is a social work team leader in adult mental health services. Linda has over 14 years’ experience working within mental health services, homeless and addiction services and with sex worker outreach programmes. She has a particular interest in addiction and dual diagnosis, family and systemic focused interventions and the role of clinical supervision. Linda holds a MSc in Healthcare Management from RCSI, as part of which she implemented a structured family support programme for families of service users diagnosed with borderline personality disorder within a psychiatric hospital. Linda also holds a MSW (Masters of Social Work); a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision and a Bachelor of Sociology and Social Policy from Trinity College Dublin. She has served as the chair of SWAMH (Social Workers in Adult Mental Health), a special interest group of the IASW (Irish Association of Social Workers).
First appointed: 05/04/2022
End of Term: 04/04/2027
Position Type: Member
Basis of Appointment: nominated by IASW; appointed by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People.