Dr Wendy Hoy was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010, for service to medical research in the field of chronic disease, particularly renal disease, through the promotion of health service delivery reform and as an advocate for Indigenous health in Australia and the USA. In 2015, Dr Hoy was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Dr Hoy is recognised internationally for her multidisciplinary research and leadership in CKDu (CKD of unknown aetiology) in Sri Lanka, and in PAHO and WHO projects in the US and Central America.  In addition, Wendy promotes the interpretation of health profiles in remote Indigenous Australia and has developed multi-determinant disease models.

Based at The University of Queensland, she leads the CKD.QLD Collaborative, and the NHMRC CKD Centre for Research Excellence.