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Linda Hughes

Linda HughesWe are pleased to announce that Linda Hughes will be speaking at the  2019 Lloyd's Register Foundation International Conference.

Dr Linda Hughes BSc LLB MPhil CMIOSH is the EU Health and Safety Regulatory Intelligence Lead for World Wide Operations at Amazon. She joined Amazon in September 2016 as the EU Human Factors Lead, then in 2018 led the EU Environment Health and Safety Customer Fullfillment team across eight EU countries.

Prior to joining Amazon, Linda combined academic and industrial roles serving as a Knowledge Exchange Fellow and the Course Director for Safety and Risk Management at the University of Strathclyde alongside being Founder and Principal Consultant of a Health and Safety company. For over two decades Linda led innovative corporate health and safety projects from Alaska, Europe, the Middle and Far East in multiple industries including manufacturing, logistics, aviation, electronics, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas.

Linda has a BSc, followed by an MPhil and PhD both from the University of Glasgow, a post-grad in Safety and Risk Management and a Law degree, both from the University of Strathclyde. Her MPhil focused on health psychology in workplace back care programmes and her PhD in Biomedical and Life Sciences explored prevention of injuries in the workplace. Linda has provided opinion evidence in her field as an expert witness.

Born in Scotland, Linda is a former International volleyball player captaining Scottish and GB teams. Success in sport motivated Linda to complete her first degree in physiotherapy by 19 and two years later, Linda returned to academia lecturing in biomechanics, musculoskeletal injuries, sports physiotherapy and occupational health. During this time, Linda led final year students to Romania providing physiotherapy support work in orphanages. Linda’s focus in the discovery of safety science and innovation with its application in industry and the community has continued in all her roles.

Outside work the interests of her four children – stargazing discovery, laughing and learning, and family adventures enthusiastically drive Linda’s ‘action research’.

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