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Pete joined the department in 2005, having previously studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Southampton, where he was awarded his Ph.D. on the political thought of the Levellers. He is currently studying for an MBA in higher education management at the University of London, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. When not at work, he enjoys most sports (but especially rugby, cricket and football), literature, fashion and watching the TV. He regularly goes to the gym, although you could not tell this by looking at him.
Pete is the Course Leader of all politics undergraduate courses, and represents the University teaching staff on both the University Senate and the Council.
Pete is module leader of undergraduate courses on the History of Political Thought, Political Philosophy, Government and Politics of the EU and Human Rights. He also teaches on the Elected Members course.
Pete is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.
Pete researches on political philosophy in general and English seventeenth century political thought in particular. Pete is also currently researching into the political philosophy of the Simpsons, and is interested in republican political thought. He is also active in pedagogical issues in teaching, and has been developing a number of video podcast lectures for his history of political thought module.
Woodcock, P (2017) ‘Towards dialogue: audio feedback on politics essays’ European Political Science . ISSN 1680-4333
Woodcock, P (2015) ‘Cornwall and Yorkshire show regional identities run deep in England, too’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Woodcock, P (2015) ‘The digital debating chamber is vital to our democracy’ Yorkshire Post . ISSN 0963-1496
Woodcock, P (2015) ‘Representations of Cornishness in the novels of Daphne du Maurier’ Cornish Studies . ISSN 1352-271X
Woodcock, P (2015) ‘Book Review: West, D. M. (2014). Going Mobile: How Wireless Technology is Reshaping Our Lives. United States: Brookings Institution’ Political Studies Review , 14 (3), pp. 462-463. ISSN 1478-9299
Woodcock, P (2014) ‘Is Yorkshire a nation in its own right?’ Yorkshire Post . ISSN 0963-1496
Woodcock, P (2012) ‘Bravery, technological literacy and political philosophy: replacing oral presentations with student-created video presentations’ Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences ELiSS , 422 (2). ISSN 1756-848X
Chipperfield, S. and Woodcock, P. (2011) ‘I would have switched off if it was just government legislation The Simpsons and the Teaching of Public Health Policy’ International Journal of Health Promotion and Education , 49 (4), pp. 151-155. ISSN 1463-5240
Robinson, D., Fisher, P., Yeadon-Lee, T., Robinson, S. and Woodcock, P. (2010) Narrative, memory and ordinary lives . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 978-1-86218-090-1
Woodcock, P. and Duckworth, G. (2010) ‘iPod therefore I am: Using PC Videos to Aid the Teaching of the History of Political Philosophy’ European Political Science , 9 (1), pp. 25-33. ISSN 1680-4333
Le Roy, E. and Woodcock, P. (2010) Informal Education and Human Rights . CiCe Professional Guidelines. London, UK: CiCe Thematic Network Project. ISBN 978 09562789 99
Chipperfield, S. and Woodcock, P. (2009) ‘I would have switched off if it was just government legislation. The Simpsons and the Teaching of Public Health Policy’. In: International Association of Health Policy in Europe Conference 2009: Condition Critical - Health care, Marketising Reforms and the Media, 17th - 19 June 2009, Coventry, UK
Woodcock, P (2009) ‘Designing video and audio resources on the history of political thought’ Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences , 1 (3). ISSN 1756-848X
Robinson, D., Fisher, P., Yeadon-Lee, T., Robinson, S. and Woodcock, P. (2009) ‘Preface - Narrative, memories and identities’. In: Narrative, Memory and Identities. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. .
Robinson, D., Fisher, P., Yeadon-Lee, T., Robinson, S. and Woodcock, P. (2009) Narrative, memories and identities . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.
Gifford, C. and Woodcock, P. (2008) ‘It's the state stupid! Utopian realism in a global age: Book Review’ Journal of Power , 1 (3), pp. 407-413. ISSN 1754-0291
Woodcock, P (2008) ‘Gender, Politicians and Public Health: Using The Simpsons to Teach Politics’ European Political Science , 7 (2), pp. 153-164. ISSN 1680-4333
Woodcock, P (2008) ‘The Depiction of Politicians in The Simpsons’. In: Narrative and Fiction: an Interdisciplinary Approach. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 91-99.
Robinson, D., Gilzean, N., Fisher, P., Lee, T., Robinson, S. and Woodcock, P. (2008) Narratives and fiction: an interdisciplinary approach . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.
Woodcock, P (2006) ‘The Polis of Springfield: The Simpsons and the Teaching of Political Theory’ Politics , 26 (3), p. 192. ISSN 0263-3957