Miss Linda McGrath EN(G) RGN BSc MA PGCE FHEA

Miss Linda McGrath

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Lecturer in Adult Nursing

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Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Linda McGrath is year 1 lead for the Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing programmes.  She has been qualified as a nurse for over 30 years with a wide range of clinical experience including encompassing a broad range of specialities in medicine, surgery, trauma and palliative care. She has many years experience in Higher Education and has extensive experience as a Fitness to Practice Panellist with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (both the Investigating Committee and the Conduct & Competence Committee). Linda’s clinical and academic focus is professionalism and e-professionalism.  Linda’s research area of interest are Professional issues in Nursing and in particular Fitness to Practice, e-professionalism and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare


  • 2006 PGCE
  • 2005 MA in Medical Ethics and Law
  • 2001 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
  • 2000 ENB 100
  • 1997 ENB 931
  • 1991 ENB 941
  • 1996 Enrolled Nurse Conversion Course
  • 1988 Enrolled Nurse (General) 


Having qualified as an Enrolled Nurse (General) in 1988 Linda worked in a variety of clinical settings including Palliative Care, Care of the Elderly, Trauma & Orthopaedics.

On completion a Conversion Course enabling registration as a Registered General Nurse, she continued to extend her clinical experience in Urology, General Surgery, Hospice Care, Trauma & Orthopaedics, and ITU (General, Neuro, Liver, Burns & Major Injuries).

In 2005 she entered Higher Education and worked at the University of Wolverhampton until 2018 and taught on a variety of undergraduate and post graduate courses.

She joined the University of Birmingham in Spring 2018 and is the lead for year 1 of the Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nursing programmes.



Linda is interested in professional regulation and in particular Fitness to Practice. She is also interested in Artificial Intelligence and its application to healthcare, as well as the use of technology in the caring environment. She is also interested in eProfessionalism.

Other activities

Linda has acted as a Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practice member for the maximum period allowed of 8 years. During that time, she served on the Investigating Committee Panel and the Conduct and Competence Panel.

She has a keen interest in Professionalism and Regulation and e-professionalism.


Recent publications


McGrath, L, Swift, A, Clark, M & Bradbury-Jones, C 2019, 'Understanding the benefits and risks of nursing students engaging with online social media', Nursing Standard, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 45-49. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2019.e11362

McGrath, L, Gosling, P, Manji, M & Riseboro, S 2003, 'Mortality prediction at admission to intensive care a comparison of microalbuminuria with acute physiology scores after 24 hours', Critical care medicine, vol. 31, no. 1.


McGrath, L 2019, 'Virtual Reality can enhance men's engagement with health screening and awareness', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 87. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-103008


Swift, A, Banks, L, Baleswaran, A, Cooke, N, Little, C, McGrath, L, Meechan-Rogers, R, Neve, A, Rees, H, Tomlinson, A & Williams, G 2020, 'COVID-19 and student nurses: A view from England', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 29, no. 17-18, pp. 3111-3114. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15298

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