Portrait of Miss Audrey Wood Miss Audrey Wood

a.b.wood@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478212



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Qualifications: BA(Hons), QTS, MA(Res), MSt, FHEA

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 and Scholarship

Currently working on PhD studies into the changing professional identity of the Troops to Teachers trainee.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Wood, A (2017) ‘Pre-Twentieth Century Literature in the Year 9 Classroom: Student Responses to Different Teaching ApproachesEnglish in Education , 51 (3), pp. 308-326. ISSN 0425-0494

Wood, A (2017) ‘Classroom based action research with secondary school students of English Literature: a teacher-researcher's reflection.English Teaching: Practice and Critique , 16 (1), pp. 72-84. ISSN 1175-8708


Wood, A (2016) ‘Along theWriteLines: a case study exploring activities to enable creative writing in a secondary English classroom.English in Education . ISSN 0425-0494


Naylor, A. and Wood, A. (2012) Teaching Poetry: Reading and responding to poetry in the secondary classroom . London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9780415585675


External Examiner English PGCE University of Hull 2017 - 2021

External moderator for TKAT SCITT 2017-2021

Reviewer for ‘English Teaching: Practice and Critique’ 2017 –

Teaching and Professional Activities

PGCE English Tutor

PGCE Secondary Professional Studies Tutor

Course Manager Troops to Teachers