Wendy Bowles has been lecturing and researching in social work and human services at Charles Sturt University since 1991. Prior to commencing at CSU, 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.
A scholar of social work education and professional practice, Wendy enjoys teaching and researching in those areas that focus on social justice and human rights including rural issues, ethics and disability. Wendy has co-authored two books: one on social work ethics and one on social work research methods (now in its 3rd edition) as well as book chapters and journal articles. Supervising research students and being active within the university, professional and disability communities are Wendy's priorities.