Professor Wendy Hu


Professor of Medical Education, School of Medicine
Associate Dean (Learning & Innovation), School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, School of Rural Medicine, Charles Sturt University
Honorary Medical Officer, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (Westmead)


Following careers in general practice, child health, health administration, clinical and health services research, Wendy has focused on medical and health professions education research, scholarship and research translation, using participatory and inclusive approaches. She was inaugural Director of Education at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, overseeing education and training for all staff and education facilities, including the first high fidelity paediatric simulation centre in Australasia. Wendy returned to academia in 2010 to join the School of Medicine as Associate Professor of General Practice and was appointed Chair and Professor of Medical Education in 2012. She has published over 100 peer reviewed research and education papers, books and book chapters and is principal or chief investigator on grants totalling over $5.6M. Wendy supervises doctoral, masters, Honours and MD research students and leads collaborative research with medical universities and schools across Australia and in New Zealand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, China and The Netherlands.

Research Interests

  • Qualitative and mixed methods participatory research and program evaluation
  • Community and consumer perspectives on illness and healthcare
  • Medical and Health Professions Education
  • Curriculum renewal, evaluation and quality improvement
  • Educational leadership, professional and faculty development
  • Research capacity building and training
  • Student selection and support


  • ANZAHPE (Australian and New Zealand Association Health Professional Education)
  • AMEE (Association for Medical Education in Europe


  • Chair, Test Management Committee, UCAT-ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test)
  • Medical School Accreditation Committee, Australian Medical Council
  • Medical Education Collaborative Committee, Medical Deans, Australia and New Zealand


  • PhD (Sydney University)
  • Masters of Health Administration (UNSW)
  • Grad Dip Paediatrics (UNSW)
  • MBBS, University Medal, 1st Class Honours (Sydney University)

Research and Publications

Contact Details
Telephone+61 438 407 971
LocationBuilding J, Westmead Campus