Wendy focuses her research interests on nurses’ contribution to patient safety. This work has been in relation to adverse events, clinical handover, the ICU discharge process and more recently in the areas of patient participation, pressure injury prevention and surgical wounds. Her work in these areas has involved testing complex healthcare interventions. She has over 280 publications and $9 million in research grants. Wendy has supervised to completion 20 PhD students. In 2015 Wendy was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and in 2017 she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses. She is currently the Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University.