Edinburgh Business School



Edinburgh Business School
Dean of the Business School and Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Associate Editor of Employee Relations
  • Consulting Editor for Work, Aging and Retirement
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Change Management


BCom (Edinburgh); PhD (Edinburgh).

After graduating, employed as a commercial manager with Marks and Spencer plc. Worked for three years in University of Edinburgh Alcohol Research Group, prepared a PhD which investigated social and cultural aspects of illicit and licit drug use amongst young people.

Research Interests

Wendy's main research field is age and employment, with a particular focus on changes in employees’ and employers’ attitudes and practices in extending working lives. She is especially interested in the ways in which gender and age interact to affect work and retirement experiences amongst older men and women.

Current projects include case study investigation of transitions from paid work to retirement (ESRC/MRC Life-long Health and Well-being Programme). This project links to her second research area - employee well-being at work. She is Co-I on an ESRC seminar series examining Employee Well-being in the 21st Century.

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