Wendy joined Monash in 2021 following a varied career path as an adult critical care nurse, midwife, consultant and academic. She has taught, researched and published extensively on topics related to maternal critical illness and severe maternal morbidity. She completed her PhD on ‘Critically ill pregnant and postnatal women in Victoria: characteristics, severity of illness and provision of acute health services’ in 2008, at The University of Melbourne.
Wendy is passionate about critical illness in pregnancy. She has spent the last 20 years working to improve recognition and monitoring of severe maternal morbidity, and improving the system of care for women who experience illness in pregnancy. This has included contributing as an investigator, to collaborative, multidisciplinary research teams, such as, the Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS).
She has had more than 35 research papers published and has supervised several PhD and Masters students to completion.
Part A: 'Epidemiology & Physiology'
Part B: 'Management'