Bio (Wendy Quarry)
Communication and Culture
Wendy Quarry has been a practitioner in development communication and social change for more than 25 years. Her work has been applied mostly in countries outside of Canada including India, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique and Afghanistan. She is currently a team member for an action research project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) looking at the combined role of utilization-focused evaluation and research communication through IDRC-funded, IT-networked projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She also coaches and mentors IT research groups in Asia and Africa.
Quarry’s work mentoring IT groups in research communication compliments earlier work, including the development of communication strategies for various governments, NGOs and training a variety of organizations in understanding the difference between development communication and public relations. She co-authored a book, Communication for Another Development, Listening before Telling, and has published numerous articles on this subject. She teaches the Development Communication and Social Change course at Royal Roads and has taught a similar course online and with a residency in Ahmedabad, India.
Quarry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Economics from Queens University (1963) and a Master of Arts in Rural Development from the University of Guelph (1996).