About Stephen Woods
Steve started work in planning and development first with Allied Lyons Corporate Management Services and then with North West Water having completed his first Degree in Business & Information Technology (BSc Hons) at the University of Central Lancashire. Steve then moved into business development joining the successful e-commerce retailer Dabs Direct (now Dabs.com) at its inception. Steve left Dabs to complete a full-time MBA at the University of Bradford Management Centre subsequently joining Brewin Dolpin Securities to work with the team that set-up their new venture stocktrade.co.uk which introduced online share dealing to the UK.
Steve joined Leeds Business School in 2003 as a Lecturer in Business Strategy. In his 14 years with our University he has invested significant energy into delivering, enhancing and developing teaching, learning and assessment. He began working in Higher Education as Part-time Lecturer at Edinburgh University Business School having worked previously within the Stockbroking and Computing Industries.
Steve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Professional Certificate in University Teaching (Edinburgh), and MBA (Bradford). He started work in the computing industry having completed his first degree; BSc (Hons) Business & Information Technology.
In his current role as Senior Lecturer in Economics Steve combines his research interests with his passion for teaching. Steve teaches Political Economy to first and second year undergraduate students and is currently undertaking a number of projects on student engagement, student satisfaction and graduate employability.
- BA (Hons) Business Economics
- BA (Hons) Economics and Finance
- BA (Hons) International Business
- H4 Global Business Environment
- H5 Managing in Public & Private Sectors
- H5 Sustainable Development
Steve's research interests include Social Policy and Change, Social Practice Theory, and Higher Education. These research interests are informed by Steve's continuing passion for Education and his recent roles in Academic Leadership and Staffing (Academic Lead for Strategy, Supply Chain and Enterprise and Academic Lead for Economics and International Business).
Steve is currently undertaking a Part-time PhD at Lancaster University with the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation in the Department of Educational Research.