University of South Wales logoFounded by industry and the professions, the University of South Wales is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education.  It attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from over 120 countries and all backgrounds.

The University offers a full range of qualifications from further education level to degrees and PhD study.  As a major university, it delivers the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying as well as being an experienced provider of nursing and midwifery courses.  The University’s nursing, midwifery and healthcare courses are taught in some of Wales’s leading simulated teaching environments.  More than 250 nurses and midwives graduate from the university each year.  The mix of academic work with placements in medical settings ensures that 100% of graduates find employment when they complete their studies.

Prof. Linda Ross, BA Nursing, PhD, RGN, FHEA

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Dr. Linda Ross has over 25 years experience of researching, publishing and consulting on spiritual aspects of healthcare nationally and internationally.  Her PhD on nurses’ perceptions of spiritual care was the first study of its kind and size.  She has over 35 publications including ‘Spiritual Assessment in Healthcare Practice’ (2010) which she edited with Prof. Wilf McSherry who she also co-authored a chapter with, in the ‘Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare’ (2012).  She teaches spiritual care to nursing students within the department where she works where she also supervises MPhil and PhD students.  She was part of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Spirituality Task & Finish Group, which produced guidance on spiritual care for nurses.

Linda is currently leading research studies investigating spiritual care in end stage heart failure, dementia and nurse/midwifery education.  She is a founding member of the European Spirituality in Nursing/Midwifery Research Network and a founding member and Honorary Secretary for the British Association for the Study of Spirituality (BASS).

Linda is an Executive Editor for the BASS affiliated ‘Journal for the Study of Spirituality’.