Our Research Associates include a large panel of academic researchers with expertise in diverse areas of public policy, drawn from across several universities in Queensland and beyond. Many researchers also have significant experience inside the public service. 

These experts can offer an additional source of policy advice for those developing or commenting on public policy in Queensland. All members, their research fields, and their contact details, are listed below. 

NameProfessor Linda Shields MD PhD FACN Centaur Fellow
PositionTJRyan Foundation Board Member
Organisation/CompanyCharles Sturt University
Specialisations / Bio


  • Paediatric nursing
  • Tropical nursing
  • Nursing history
  • Primary health care

Professor Shields is Professor of Rural Health at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

Professor Shields’ main areas of research and scholarship are in paediatric nursing and child health, and nursing history. She has a particular interest in the history of nursing during the Nazi era in Europe, and is also now examining the history of nursing and midwifery in tropical regions.

She is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland.

She is on the board of the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Health Care, a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), and Life Member of the Australian College of Children and Young People’s Nurses.

Phone0419 490 431
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