Wendy Hall joined the School of Nursing in 1986. Her research program aims to increase parental confidence, competence, and wellbeing and promote healthy child development (over 100 publications). She was the only nurse and Canadian invited to serve on an American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s panel to develop evidence-based sleep duration guidelines for 0-to-18-year-old children Wendy received 11 teaching awards, including two UBC Killam Prizes, and remains deeply committed to students’ learning, critical thinking, and wellbeing. She supported new generations of scholars through her work as a Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Associate Dean (2011-2014), School of Nursing Associate Director of Graduate Programs (2014-2017) and a member of Senate from 2008-2014.
Her pro bono work with over 1000 families has supported children’s healthy sleep. She provides sleep workshops for families and care providers working with disadvantaged families, e.g. Safe Babies Support Group, Family Preservation and Reunification Services, BC Aboriginal Care Society, and Infant Development Education Program. Wendy is a co-PI on grants to provide SmartParent texts to families: evidence-based information about promoting healthy infant growth and development. She is PI for a SSHRC grant to develop an Elder-led offline parenting app to support Syilx First Nation traditional parenting knowledge, values, and language. In 2020, she received the Dean’s Medal of Distinction.