Wendy started in this role in March 2022.  She completed a Master of Business Studies (Communication) with Distinction at Massey University in 2021, looking at news media audience responses to vaccination stories in the news. Until taking on the Communications Officer role, Wendy had been assisting in the teaching of academic courses in journalism, communication and media in Massey University’s College of Business and working as a freelance writer and editor.

A former newspaper journalist and subeditor, Wendy specialises in print media and communication. In the Communication Officer role she spreads the word about the Riddet Institute – its world-leading food and nutrition research activities, people, and successes – through positive communication to internal and external audiences.



Awards & Honours

Certificate of Excellence
For scholarly excellence as one of the top students in master’s level degree programme.