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Stephen Woods, Senior Lecturer

Stephen Woods

Senior Lecturer

Stephen Woods is a Senior Lecturer with Leeds Business School.

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. He moved into e-commerce and Business Development in 1993 joining the new venture Dabs Direct at its inception (now He left Dabs in 1996 to complete a full-time MBA at the University of Bradford School of Management, and after graduating joined Brewin Dolphin 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. His ongoing interest in the management of higher education has led him to undertake a number of Academic Leadership and Staffing roles within the Business School. He continues to support the Business School and pursue these interests through the focus of his research and teaching.

Steve is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, holds a Professional Certificate in University Teaching (Edinburgh.

Current Teaching

2022/23 Modules:

  • H4 The Institutional Environment (Module Leader)
  • H4 Global Economic Awareness (Module Leader)
  • H5 Sustainable Development (Module Leader)
  • H5 Management & Finance in The Public Sector

Research Interests

Steve's research interests include:

  • Democratic Education in Higher Education
  • Realist Evaluation of Social Programmes
  • Social Policy and The Management of Higher Education
Stephen Woods, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Woods S (2022) Practicing the Change We Want to See in the World. Retail Review, 3, pp. 10-12.