Wendy Inglis Humphrey

Chief Operating Officer

  • Usher Institute
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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Usher Institute - University of Edinburgh
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

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Dr Wendy Inglis Humphrey is Chief Operating Officer for the Allergy and Respiratory Research Group in the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh. She works with Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh and Professor Hilary Pinnock to facilitate the delivery of a wide-ranging portfolio, including the use of near real time health data in research, digital tools for health management, the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), and the BREATHE Data Hub.

Allergy & Respiratory Research Group


Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research


Scottish Allergy and Respiratory Academy

Wendy is a Biological Sciences graduate from the University of Cambridge and obtained her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of St Andrews. Following postdoctoral research supported by a Wellcome Trust Prize Travelling Research Fellowship at Dalhousie University (Canada), Harvard Medical School and the University of Cambridge, she chose to leave lab work to pursue a career in the management of research and innovation projects.

Prior to joining the Usher Institute, Wendy was Project Manager for the Scottish Genomes Partnership, a nationally important collaboration between Scottish Universities, NHS Scotland and Genomics England. She has also been a Medical Research Council Programme Manager and Head of UK Partnerships for the innovation foundation Nesta, as well as leading Scotland- and UK-wide innovation, economic development and entrepreneurship projects in a freelance capacity.