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k.m.wood@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473095


Kate is the course leader for the MSc in Social Work and currently lectures on the undergraduate and postgraduate social work programmes. Kate joined the department in September 2013. She has a Masters Degree in social work, and is currently registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Research and Scholarship

Kate’s research interests include the study of gender, sexuality, and intersectionality within a social work context. Her PhD focused on the experiences of gay and lesbian adopters and foster carers in England and Wales.  Kate also has an interest in feminist social work and anti-oppressive practice.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Wood, K (2017) ‘Families beyond boundaries: Conceptualising kinship in gay and lesbian adoption and fosteringChild and Family Social Work . ISSN 1356-7500


Wood, K (2015) ‘‘It's All a Bit Pantomime’: An Exploratory Study of Gay and Lesbian Adopters and Foster-Carers in England and WalesBritish Journal of Social Work . ISSN 0045-3102

Research Degree Supervision

Administrative Responsibilities

Kate is the course leader for the MSc in Social Work.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Kate is currently teaching across a range of different modules on the BSc and MSc Social Work programmes and is the module leader for Social Science for Professional Practice, Readiness to Practice, Reflective Practice and Critical Reflective Practice.