Wendy graduated in 2002 with First Class Honours in Law and also obtained a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics from Kings College London.
Prior to studying law, Wendy was a registered nurse, midwife and healthcare educator and has held senior management positions in health care organisations in the UK, USA, Vietnam and Australia.
In 2010 and 2011 Wendy was a Court Appointed Child Advocate for Abused Children in Houston, Texas. She was also a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas, where she was involved in issues, among others, involving capacity to give or withhold consent, withdrawal of treatment and end-of-life decision making. Wendy is a current member of the SMHS Human Research Ethics Committee.
Wendy practices in professional indemnity, medical treatment liability and public and product liability in court proceedings, coronial inquests and disciplinary proceedings. She also advises on health care policy formation and risk management. She commenced working at Panetta McGrath in 2012.
She acts on behalf of insurers, public and private hospitals, regulatory boards, medical defence organisations and government departments and regularly provides lectures and seminars to health care professionals.