Linda holds a BSc (Hons) Equine Science and MSc Equine Science, both obtained from the University of the West of England whilst studying at Hartpury College. She returned to the College in 2006 as a lecturer and currently manages the Higher Education Equine Science provision, overseeing and contributing to Foundation and Honours Degree, and Master's programmes. Linda’s main research involves investigating the influence of the domestic environment on the welfare of the horse including topics such as; nocturnal behaviour; equine abnormal and stereotypic behaviours; learning ability and performance; and associations of these behaviours with specific neuroanatomy. She is also very interested in feral horse behaviour, specifically laterality. Linda has worked in the UK for Defra and on competition and livery yards, and internationally on racehorse stud farms.