Dr Stephen Wood, Principal Lecturer

Dr Stephen Wood

Principal Lecturer

Dr Steve Wood is a Principal Lecturer who has been lecturing at Leeds Beckett for 20 years. His specialist research interest is terrorism studies, particularly in the aviation sector.

Steve previously owned his own business offering employment law services to employees and employers. In 2000, he decided to change direction and go into teaching which he has been doing ever since. He has been, and still is, an external examiner at a number of Universities. Steve has carried out a number of roles at Leeds Beckett, he was Programme Director for the LLB programme for five years and for two years Subject Leader of the Commercial Law Group. He specialises in the law and policy relating to terrorism, which he currently teaches to undergraduate students, as well as international trade law. 

Steve is interested in transnational education and he has recruited and taught students around the world, including Brazil, Columbia, India, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. He is currently in charge of international development and enterprise and developing partnerships in Mauritius and Botswana. He has supervised the development of a distance learning coroners course.

He is interested in supervising students who are interested in terrorism studies.

Current Teaching

  • Counter Terrorism
  • UK Anti Terrorism Law and Policy
  • Public Law
  • Employment Law

Research Interests

Steve is interested in terrorism in the aviation sector and its impact on the experience of passengers. He has spoken about the subject at conferences, in the press and on television nationally and internationally.

Dr Stephen Wood, Principal Lecturer