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Lisa Woods

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health


Telephone: 0151 904 1910

I am an experienced mental health professional with an extensive background in academia, heath care leadership / management and clinical practice. I re-joined the academic team at Liverpool John Moores University in 2020 after working in Leadership roles in the NHS for the previous 6 years.

I am the Programme Leader for the Nursing Associate programme that commences in September 2024. I teach on both the pre-registration and post-registration programmes, support the coordination of mental health nursing placements and act as an academic link tutor and personal tutor.

My teaching interests include mental health, leadership, co-production, service user engagement, suicide prevention, innovation, quality improvement and psychological therapies.


2008, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Public Health
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Pg Cert: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2000, Manchester University, United Kingdom, BSc Psychological Interventions for Psychosis
NHS Leadership Academy / Birmingham University, United Kingdom, MSc Healthcare Leadership (Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme)


2015, AQuA (NHS Advancing Quality Alliance), Advanced Improvement Practitioner
2006, Nursing Midwifery Council, Recordable qualification: Registered Teacher Status
1992, Nursing Midwifery Council, Registered Mental Nurse

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2003 - 2014

Journal article

Woods L, Pendleton J, Smith GM, Parker P. 2015. Working collaboratively to support people living with dementia Mental Health Nursing, 3 Public Url

Rylance R, Pendleton J, Woods L, Nielson S. 2015. A brilliant thing...just doing my own little bit Journal of Dementia Care, 23 :10-11 Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Smith GM, woods L, pendleton J, Parker AD. 2013. Working with the real life experiences of people living with dementia to drive service innovation Caring for Older People: Specialist Event

Smith GM, woods L, Parker AD. 2012. Innovative mental health care in aging societies: a critical perspective 18th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research conference

parker , smith G, woods L. Collaborative Innovations in dementia


Woods L, Smith GM, Pendleton J, Parker AD. 2013. Innovate Dementia Baseline Report: Shaping the future for people living with dementia Public Url


Woods L. 2012. Psychological Interventions in anxiety and depression Smith G. Psychological Interventions in Mental Health Nursing