Lindy is a teacher and researcher in science communication. She is the recipient of four teaching awards, including the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2013).
She has qualifications in science communication, history and biology. Her current research projects look at public science discourse in colonial Sydney, and the impact of the television series Doctor Who on its viewers' thoughts and feelings about science.
Prior to discovering science, Lindy spent much of her time researching, writing and agitating in regard to public policy issues, working in student representative and community organisations.