Wendy is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Chester, where she is also Principal Investigator of the Higher Power Project, a qualitative study of the language used by people in twelve-step recovery, and Director (Research) of the Chester Studies of Addiction, Recovery and Spirituality Group. Among her particularly relevant publications to this interview, she is the co-editor of a special issue of the journal Religions on “Religion and Addiction“, and the Bloomsbury book Alternative Salvations: Engaging the sacred and secular, which also features some of her work in this area. Wendy has appeared on the RSP before, in a special roundtable discussion recorded at the University of Chester on Narrative and Reflexivity in the Study of Religion, released in November 2014.


Selected Publications