Regulation & Policy Research Associate
Wendy has a degree in Theoretical Physics and is a Fellow of both the Safety & Reliability Society (SaRS) and the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). She is also a Member of the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE) and the Institute of Asset Management (IAM). For over three decades, she has contributed to improving safety in the UK and internationally. She has worked in INSA/ISA roles and has long been actively involved in supporting development of safety legislation and guidance in a range of high-regulated sectors.
Her career began in the nuclear sector working on PWR, SMR, AGR and RBMK. She subsequently gained extensive experience of safety and dependability cases in other safety-critical industries including defence, rail, aviation, autonomous vehicles and process (oil & gas / chempharma / biotech). In recent years she has provided support to a wide range of rail projects in the UK, Australia, North America and the Middle East, COMAH sites in the UK & Ireland, and peer reviews for ITER (international nuclear fusion project). She has also been a visiting lecturer at UCL.
She is currently a member of the IAM’s ‘hot topic’ Resilience Steering Group, having previously involved with development of IAM Subject-Specific Guidelines (SSGs), including Reliability Engineering, Contingency Planning & Resilience, Systems Engineering and Fault & Incident Response. She also reviews papers for other organisations such as the Energy Institute, ORR and others, and conference submissions for INCOSE. She previously contributed to UK rail guidance on engineering safety management and advised on the update of the COMAH Safety Regulations and CDOIF ERA.