Personal profile


Audrey joined the university in September 2015 and is the PGCE English tutor and course manager for the Troops to Teachers undergraduate programme. Audrey spent 15 years as a secondary English teacher, and has taught Years 7-13 across the ability range. She has acted as senior mentor for students on the Graduate Teacher Programme, Overseas Teacher Trainees and for students completing School Centred Initial Teacher Training courses. She has also been a mentor for Newly Qualified Teachers and a school-based tutor for the MTL. During this time Audrey also carried out the roles of Head of KS3 English and Subject Leader for KS4 English. Prior to her teaching career Audrey qualified and worked as a Registered Mental Nurse and a Registered General Nurse, specialising in Accident and Emergency care.

Research Expertise and Interests

Changing professional identity of the Troops to Teachers trainee.

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Research Output 2012 2017

Classroom-Based Action Research with Secondary School Students: a Teacher-Researcher's Reflection

Wood, A. B. 2 May 2017 In : English Teaching. 16, 1, p. 72-84 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
action research
secondary school
educational research

Pre-Twentieth Century Literature in the Year 9 Classroom: Student Responses to Different Teaching Approaches

Wood, A. B. 30 Oct 2017 In : English in Education. 51, 3, p. 308-326 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
twentieth century
method of teaching
1 Citations
Open Access
teaching strategy
learning strategy

Teaching Poetry: Reading and responding to poetry in the secondary classroom

Naylor, A. & Wood, A. B. 2012 Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 152 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook