Greg Wood is Professor in the School of Management and Marketing at Deakin University in Warrnambool, Australia and the Head of the Warrnambool campus and a visiting professor at Oxford Brookes Business School. He comes to Oxford Brookes to share his expertise with students and staff and to collaborate with fellow researchers in his areas of expertise. Currently, Greg's main research interest is in business ethics. He is running a long-term research study in seven countries that looks at codes of ethics in the top 500 companies in the private sector and at what they have put in to place to make them operational. His other main research interest is in cause-related marketing.
Greg is very much a ‘hands on' university teacher, teaching business ethics and most management subjects to undergraduates, chairing faculty teaching and learning committees, and supervising doctoral students. In 2007 he gained a prestigious National Teaching Award that recognises teaching that influences, inspires and motivates students to learn.
With a first degree in English, History and Education, Greg worked nationally and internationally for the oil company Shell in their downstream activities, working mainly in Australia and on Guam in the North Pacific region. It was there that he first became aware of some of the ethical dilemmas of business. Moving from there into education, he took a Masters degree in postgraduate Management Education and then a PhD in Management specialising in
Business Ethics, while at Deakin University. His PhD title was ‘Codes of Ethics in Large Private Sector Australian Businesses'.