Linda Ford is Bigambul mob from Goondiwindi but also want to give a shout out to the Kalkadoon people in Mount Isa where Linda grew up. Linda yarns up with Gman on Big Brekkie. Linda is from North West Queensland with 25 years’ experience as a social worker in rural, remote and urban areas. Linda is particularly passionate about Child Protection after working for seventeen years in this area of social work. Following this Linda commenced working in Queensland Health in a variety of roles including Director of Social Work for North West Hospital and Health Service.
Linda currently works in Mental Health. Previously Linda has been guest lecturer and adjunct lecturer for James Cook University in North Queensland in the areas of social work theory and ethical practice and more recently has presented papers in domestically and internationally in relation to Aboriginal health. Linda is committed to the profession of social work and prior to becoming a National Board member, Linda was past President of the AASW North Queensland Branch. Linda has been full Director of the Board since 1 November 2017.