Wendy Robinson received an MA (Arabic and Spanish) from the University of Edinburgh and has read Islamic studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is currently engaged as a Research Assistant within the Department of Academic Research and Publications, working on two projects: the Great Islamic Encyclopaedia and the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa.

Prior to joining the Institute, Wendy worked with rare and antiquarian orientalist books on the Near and Middle East. She specialises in bibliographical research and has an interest in Islam, modernity and politics.