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 (BSc Hons. Business & Information Technology) at the University of Central Lancashire. Steve moved into e-commerce and Business Development in 1993 joining the new venture Dabs Direct at its inception (now Dabs.com). Steve left Dabs in 1996 to complete a full-time MBA at the University of Bradford School of Management, and after graduating joined Brewin Dolpin Securities and worked with the team that introduced online share dealing to the UK.
Steve began working in Higher Education as Part-time Lecturer at The University of Edinburgh Business School in 2001. He took up his current permanent post as Senior Lecturer with Leeds Business School in 2003. Steve’s ongoing interest in the management of higher education have led him to undertake a number of Academic Leadership and Staffing roles within the Business School in recent years. He continues to support the Business School and pursue these interests though the focus of research and teaching and his current role as profiler.
Steve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, holds a Professional Certificate in University Teaching (Edinburgh), and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Higher Education: Research, Evaluation and Enhancement with The University of Lancaster's Department of Educational Research.
- H4 Institutions and The Business Environment
- H5 Sustainable Development
Steve's research interests include:
- Social Practice Theory and New Institutional Theory
- Social Policy, Evaluation and Change
- The Management of Higher Education