Dr Wendy Spinks

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Dr Wendy Spinks

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Teaching areas

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Services Marketing
  • Marketing Communication
  • Applied Research
  • Marketing Theory and Practice

Research areas

  • Services Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Wellbeing

Profile

Dr. Wendy Spinks is a lecturer with the School of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Wendy has extensive teaching experience teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to her current position at USC Wendy taught and created business courses for other tertiary institutions, including Deakin University (Deakin Prime), TAFE, and private course providers. Wendy has successfully supervised students at Honours, Bachelor thesis, Masters by Research, and PhD level. Wendy enjoys expanding her research connections and teaching skills through teaching internationally at partner universities, Hochschule Fulda, Hochshule Koblenz (RheinAhr campus) and Technische Hochschule Nürnberg.
Besides teaching, Wendy has over twelve years’ experience as a business and marketing consultant with Telstra; her own marketing consultancy business; and the Government SEVS-NEIS program (established to set up unemployed persons in their own businesses).
After a Masters researching consumer behaviour in the tourism industry, Wendy completed a PhD through USC to research consumer perceptions, evaluation and satisfaction with health and well-being services. Her research has been published and presented at International conferences.
Wendy works with local business and presents at local business workshops, sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council and also organised and ran the Inaugural USC Marketing Students conference in December, 2016, with presentations from successful marketing practitioners.

 

Research grants

Project name

Investigators

Funding body

Year

The impact of digital enhancement on visitor experience at a zoological parks and gardens.

Spinks, W & Reidmueller, F

University of the Sunshine Coast

(A5,220) including in kind from Nuremberg

2016-2017

Factors that influence the success of an Alcohol Harm Reduction program

Spinks, W & Sharma, B

University of the Sunshine Coast Internal Research Grant (A4,900)

2012

Repositioning Australian farmed barramundi in the domestic market

(Initially Douglas, E & Spinks, W). Supported by Lawley, M

Seafood CRC (A$330,000)

2007–2009

Baby Boomers and beyond: Customer satisfaction with high involvement health and well-being services

Spinks, W

Queensland State Government Smart State grant (A$6,000)

 

Professional memberships

• European Marketing Academy
• Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy

 

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