Dr Fiona Wood

Member and SAPC mentor

Fiona Wood is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University.

Fiona’s first degree was in Geography, where she developed her interest in social (and spatial) determinants of health. Following graduation her first job was in the NHS in a department of Public Health Medicine in Gwent Health Authority. In 1995 Fiona moved to an academic research post at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences where she worked as Research Associate on a number of short term research contracts. During this period Fiona’s research interests developed in medical sociology and qualitative methods. Fiona was appointed to a lectureship within the School of Medicine at Cardiff University in 2003. In 2013 she was promoted to Senior Lecturer. She has taken two periods of maternity leave and now works part time to enable her to spend some time with her young family. She has been a member of SAPC since 2003 and is a regular attender at SAPC conferences.

Fiona has a broad portfolio of research having received funding from the ESRC, charities such as Bupa Foundation, Health and Care Research Wales, and the NIHR. She also sits on funding panels including the RCGP Scientific Foundation Board and is a regular reviewer for journals within the discipline of primary care. She leads a small team of PhD students and researchers. She is also a personal mentor to undergraduate students within Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

Fiona has an interest in issues of equality, and represents her Institute on the School’s Equality and Diversity Committee. Fiona has an interest in career development and in supporting other researchers, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, progress within primary care research.