Linda trained as a Diagnostic Radiographer, qualifying in 1986 – DCR(R) from Wrexham School of Radiography. She continued to work in North Wales performing general radiography but was eager to continue learning so she started training in Ultrasound in 1988, gaining her Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (DMU) in 1989. Changing personal circumstances then led her to a career move and she began working at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology in 1992, a brand new job in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This was extremely exciting. MRI was very new back then, Clatterbridge was the only hospital in the North West to have an MRI scanner. Here she performed scans for many hospitals as well as for their own cancer patients.
Linda progressed to become the Superintendent Radiographer in charge of the MRI department. In this time she completed and successfully obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PGDipMRI) at St Martins College, Lancaster in 1995 (the very first course of its kind). Later on, she also obtained a Diploma in Managing Health Services.
Linda then returned to work in North Wales in 2005 and continued working in MRI and Ultrasound until 2018 when she decided to move to Chestergates to pursue a long-time dream of veterinary scanning. She has 31 years NHS experience, and now she also has 31 years experience in MRI both human and veterinary. She has seen and used many MRI scanners and is able to confidently adjust her technique to suit our patients which present in many shapes and sizes. MRI can be challenging and obtaining good veterinary images is a still a challenge that Linda enjoys after all these years.
Out of work Linda enjoys the simple things in life such as cooking, swimming, reading, walking the dog.