Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and psychiatric qualified nurse, lawyer, associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and a Health Law and Ethics Education Consultant for Health Professionals. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation. Her PhD project linked law and practice through exploring the experiences of those involved in the compulsory reporting of elder abuse in commonwealth-funded residential aged care facilities. Linda has had many years of clinical practice in acute care, mental health an aged care in both metropolitan and country health services before moving into education.  She  is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia; Director at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service and the foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking and publication record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.

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