Wendy is a Professor at Charles Sturt University. She has been lecturing and researching in social work and human services since 1991. Prior to commencing at Charles Sturt, Wendy worked mainly in the disability field and taught in social work at the University of New South Wales. Wendy's PhD is in quality of life of people with spina bifida as an issue of equality. Wendy also convenes the Australian Association of Social Work's National Education and Knowledge Development Committee.