Professor Wendy Dearing

Director of Professionalisation, Skills and Academic Development

With a nursing background, Wendy holds an MSc in Change & Innovation, an Honorary Professorship from the UWTSD and the professorship in Applied Practice in recognition of her expertise and knowledge in championing professionalism in technology and information.

Professor Dearing has recently been appointed Head of the Institute of Management and Health at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a key strategic appointment for the University.

Prior to her new role, Wendy was Head of Workforce and Organisational Development within the NHS Wales Informatics Service, overseeing workforce strategy; workforce planning; recruitment and retention; professional recognition and registration; education and training; career pathways & CPD.

As Co-Director for WIDI, Wendy has created and implemented Health informatics Apprenticeships.

Wendy is also Chair of British Computer Society (BCS) Wales Health and Vice Chair for Professionalism and has a passion for developing “the next generation” as well developing professionalism across Health Informatics.