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 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. I also have a safe from suicide project role within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
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)
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2003 - 2014
Woods L, Pendleton J, Smith GM, Parker P. 2015. Working collaboratively to support people living with dementia Mental Health Nursing, 3 :16-18 Public Url
Rylance R, Pendleton J, Woods L, Nielson S. 2015. A brilliant thing...just doing my own little bit The Journal of Dementia Care, 23 :10-11 Public Url
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