Staff Profiles

Dr Roger Wood

B.Ed. (Hons.), Ph.D., C.Biol., F.R.S.B., F.L.S., F.R.S.S.A., F.R.S.A., F.H.E.A., F.C.C.T., M.Inst.P.

Senior Lecturer in Education

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Phone number: +44 (0) 1865 488551


Location: Harcourt Hill Campus - HAR A.G.03

Prior to his move to the Oxford Brookes University in October 2018, Dr. Roger Wood was a Senior Lecturer in Primary Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University and a Research Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, having previously been a primary school teacher and headteacher for 23 years.

His first academic book was published in December 2017:

Wood, R. (2017) The Influence of Teacher-Student Relationships and Feedback on Students' Engagement with Learning. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing -

The book has been favourably reviewed by Relational Schools -

and the International Journal of Children's Spirituality (Vol. 23: 3 - August 2018) -

His second academic book is due to follow in 2019

Dr. Wood is a scientist and Chartered Biologist by background. His work in science education, conservation and primatology has led to his election to a number of Fellowships, incuding the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Scottish Society of Arts, the Linnean Society, and the Royal Society of Arts.

He is a Fully Registered Teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In May 2018, he was elected as a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.

In addition, he is a Member of the Institute of Physics, the British Philosophical Association, the Institute of Philosophy, the Moral Sciences Club (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge), the British Educational Research Association, and the Scottish Educational Research Association.

Since September 2016, Dr. Wood has been a Board Member with the chimpanzee conservation charity, the Jane Goodall Institute UK.