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. Wendy has $9.7 million in research grants ($4.6 million as PI), over 240 peer reviewed publications, 13 book chapters and one edited book in its third edition. She has supervised to completion 18 PhD students, 1 Master of Philosophy, 19 Masters and 2 Honours 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. Wendy was the Principal Investigator and Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Nursing Interventions for Hospitalised Patients, the first ever CRE awarded to nursing by the NHMRC (2011 – 2016). She is currently the Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University.