Tracey Wade completed a Masters of Clinical Psychology at the Australian National University in 1992, a PhD at Flinders University in 1998, and a post-doctoral fellowship in the USA during 1999 at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioural Genetics.
In 2000, she was awarded the Ian M Campbell memorial prize for outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of Clinical Psychology in Australia, and in 2003 she was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Early Career Award.
Currently she is a Professor at the School of Psychology at Flinders University. She has worked as a clinician in the area of eating disorders for over 20 years. Her current research interests are in the aetiology, prevention and treatment of eating disorders and she has over one hundred publications in peer reviewed journals.