Professor Timms is a geologist and Chartered Engineer (Civil, Environmental) with over 30 years of professional experience in government, consulting engineering and research. She is Professor of Environmental Engineering at Deakin University Australia, teaching and leading research in carbon storage in porous earth, groundwater hydrology, environmental tracers and water-energy nexus.
Her research is funded by the Australian Research Council, the CO2CRC and the Victorian government. Prior to this, Wendy was at UNSW Sydney in several roles, and was a founding Chief Investigator in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. Her postdoctoral research on aquitards at mine sites was completed at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, following a PhD on aquitards in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia.
She has published over 60 journal papers, 100 technical reports and others. Her experience includes monitoring deep-well storage of CO2, and at gold, uranium, potash, coal and gas projects (Canada, Asia and Australia). She is a former Vice President of International Association of Hydrogeologists (Australasia-Pacific) and former Chair and Treasurer of the NSW Branch of IAH.