They said the move would build on their relationship, which ensures nursing, midwifery and allied health professional education and training is “aligned with the workforce needs of the sector”.
“Lynda has a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be invaluable”
In her role as visiting professor at the university’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr Lynda Lynch will act in an advisory capacity.
She will contribute to the delivery of the university’s work-based postgraduate curriculum in the health professions, supporting the training and development of the sector’s workforce.
Her new position will also offer opportunities for collaboration on research between NHS Grampian and Robert Gordon University, said the two organisations.
Dr Lynch, who holds a PhD in Neurochemistry and Neuroimaging, has an employment history that spans the private and public sectors, in particular the pharmaceutical industry.
She will be able to share her experience collaboratively with departments across the university and support students’ learning through guest lectures, said a statement on the appointment.
Dr Lynch said: “I am honoured to accept this appointment and to continue to build on the strong relationship NHS Grampian has with RGU.
“I am confident that RGU will continue to provide future influencers and leaders for NHS Grampian, the North of Scotland and beyond, and I look forward to being part of the university’s continued success,” she said.
Professor Ian Murray, head of the university’s nursing school, said: “Lynda’s appointment will enable RGU to be close to decisions that impact on future workforce developments.
“Lynda has a wealth of experience and knowledge which will be invaluable to the university as we continue to work closely with NHS Grampian to deliver education and training programmes.”
The success of the continuing collaboration between the two organisations was recently highlighted in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
It noted that 100% of the university’s nursing graduates were in employment within six months of qualifying.
Source: Robert Gordon University