Wendy has a masters and doctorate degree in the management of education and has worked in further and higher education for many years. She has been involved in programme development within both pre-registration and post-registration nursing, and has acted as External Examiner for two universities in England, and is currently serving as External Examiner at DeMontfort University, Leicester. Wendy led the development and implementation of the BSc Nursing Studies and designed the first dual field programme in Scotland. Her current interest is in the impact of a values based curriculum within pre-registration nursing.
Wendy has done a lot of work with SQA and Colleges Scotland, acting as a member of the National Qualification Design Team in consultancy on the new national framework Curriculum for Excellence. She has worked collaboratively with Glasgow Articulation Partnership to create and support students entering nursing with advanced standing into second year for all fields of nursing. She has published work demonstrating support of transition, and presented at many international conferences on this theme, together with communities of practice across the further and higher education sectors, and also on the importance of student engagement, and embedding technology within a new curriculum.