Linda holds a BA (1996) and an MA (1998) in Archaeology from University College Cork. Her Masters thesis focused on the osteoarchaeological evidence of separate burial in historic Ireland and, since that time, that research interest has continued and broadened. From 1998 Linda worked in the commercial sector in Ireland, both as an archaeologist and osteoarchaeologist, gaining archaeological licence eligibility in 2002. In 2006 Linda set up an independent osteoarchaeological consultancy and has worked on projects for the National Monuments Service, the National Museum of Ireland, the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains, the Mother and Baby Home Commission of Investigation, and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Her experience spans from the earliest known human burial in Ireland (cremations from Hermitage in Limerick) to burials up to the end of the twentieth century. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from University College Cork for her research into the osteoarchaeological evidence of social class in post-medieval Ireland. She has also published and lectured extensively.