Linzi has a BSc (Hons) in Physiology from the University of Liverpool and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Nottingham, which focused on Phototoxicity and the role of antioxidants in human skin.
A Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Biochemistry followed, at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Funded by the Heart Foundation NZ, this work related to the role of macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques and the biochemistry of oxidative stress.
Linzi then moved into accidental injury healthcare within the New Zealand health service, at the Accident Compensation Corporation, where she worked with clinicians, employers and injured patients to manage injury rehabilitation and facilitate recovery and return to work programmes.
Upon returning to the UK, Linzi worked as Head of Strategic Planning and Operations for University of the Arts London, based in the Department of Communications and Development, and more recently as a Business Advisor for School for Creative Start ups in London.
She now supports project work within Cedar as a Researcher.