Linda Mussell is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch/Ōtautahi, New Zealand/Aotearoa). Originally from Canada, she completed her BA and MPP at Simon Fraser University, PhD at Queen’s University, and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Ottawa.

Lin’s research uses critical policy analysis to examine social policy. Issues of interest include imprisonment, policing, long-term care, hospitalization, assisted death, and state guardianship. Her work is comparative with focus on Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. While trained in political science, their work is interdisciplinary and features collaboration with scholars in other disciplines.

The purpose of this website is to share and encourage knowledge building. Lin welcomes requests for research collaborations, community work, media and speaking opportunities, and copies of publications. Please feel free to reach out using the contact page.