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Gary Wood

Hello. I'm Gary Wood, Chartered Psychologist, Life Coach and author of 'Unlock Your Confidence'.


Chartered Psychologist Dr Gary Wood [ BSc(Hons), PgC, PhD, FHEA, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS] provides consulting services in the areas of psychology, (life) coaching and research for individuals and organizations. He is author of 'Unlock Your Confidence' and 'Don't Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It!' as well as numerous academic articles and reports. Gary has taught psychology, learning skills and research methods in several UK universities and is regularly quoted and feature in the media. He combines a solid academic background with a strong emphasis on applied psychology and substantial experience of working in diverse arenas from the board room to the magazine advice column to the class room. Gary brings his trademark down-to-earth, solution-focused, evidence-based approach to all aspects of his work as:teacher and trainer; personal development (life) coach; research consultant; writer and broadcaster. Gary is based in Birmingham and Edinburgh, UK. Dr Gary Wood's memberships and affiliations include: * Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) * Associate Fellow (BPS) * Chartered Member of The Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS) * Full Member of the Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (BPS) * Chartered Scientist (Science Council) * Fellow of the Higher Education Academy * Chartered Member of the International Positive Psychology Association * Member of The Society of Authors Specialties: Lecturing (psychology and research methods); training (personal and professional development, self-improvement) research design and analysis (quantitative and qualitative); questionnaire/survey design; focus group moderation; life coaching; study skills mentoring/coaching; media briefing; SPSS for Windows (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences); broadcasting; agony uncle.

Gary Wood's Background

Gary Wood's Experience

Columnist : Social Psychologist and Life Coach at Bauer Media

September 2008 - July 2012

Agony Uncle answering readers' questions on more! magazine's Rehab page. Also contributes expert comments, features and quizzes.

Columnist : Social Psychologist and Life Coach at Bauer Media

September 2008 - July 2012

Agony Uncle answering readers' questions on more! magazine's Rehab page. Also contributes expert comments, features and quizzes.

Columnist : Social Psychologist and Life Coach at Bauer Media

September 2008 - July 2012

Agony Uncle answering readers' questions on more! magazine's Rehab page. Also contributes expert comments, features and quizzes.

Honorary Senior Researcher at University College London

January 2008 - December 2011

SPSS data analysis, focus groups facilitation, qualitative analysis. Administration. Contributing to academic papers and reports.

Honorary Senior Researcher at University College London

January 2008 - December 2011

SPSS data analysis, focus groups facilitation, qualitative analysis. Administration.

Honorary Senior Researcher at University College London

January 2008 - December 2011

SPSS data analysis, focus groups facilitation, qualitative analysis. Administration.

Psychologist / Broadcaster at BRMB / Orion Media

January 2010 - January 2011

Featured expert (Sex, relationships, coaching) on BRMB's The Sex Factor (The Sanctuary)

Psychologist / Broadcaster / Co-presenter at BRMB / Orion Media

January 2010 - January 2011

Co-presenter / Featured expert (Sex, relationships, coaching) on BRMB's The Sex Factor (The Sanctuary) - late night chat show.

Psychologist / Broadcaster at BRMB / Orion Media

January 2010 - January 2011

Featured expert (Sex, relationships, coaching) on BRMB's The Sex Factor (The Sanctuary)

Psychologist and Life Editor at Mansized.co.uk

March 2006 - January 2009

Contributing answers to user's questions on life skills / coaching to a health and lifestyle magazine website for men.

Psychologist and Life Editor at Mansized.co.uk

March 2006 - January 2009

Contributing answers to user's questions on life skills / coaching.

Psychologist and Life Editor at Mansized.co.uk

March 2006 - January 2009

Contributing answers to user's questions on life skills / coaching.

Author at Capstone / John Wiley & Sons

2006 - 2009

Book: Don't Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It: Tools and Techniques for Positive Lasting Change. The book offers a complete personal development course in the form of quizzes, explanations, exercises and anecdotes. It has been translated into French, Korean, Czech and Arabic.

Author at Capstone / John Wiley & Sons

2006 - 2009

Book: Don't Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It.

Author at Capstone / John Wiley & Sons

2006 - 2009

Book: Don't Wait For Your Ship to Come In. . . Swim Out to Meet It.

Programme Coordinator / Lecturer at University of Birmingham

September 2000 - September 2007

Programme Coordinator / Lecturer at University of Birmingham

September 2000 - September 2007

Teaching psychology, research methods and study skills. Programme co-ordination including administration and assessment. Programmes: CertHE Psychological Studies, MA in Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Programme Coordinator / Lecturer at University of Birmingham

September 2000 - September 2007

Teaching psychology, research methods and study skills. Programme co-ordination including martketing, publicity, recruitment, administration and assessment. Pastoral care and coaching. Programmes: CertHE Psychological Studies, MA in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Modules taught include: Social Psychology, The Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences and Cognitive Psychology. Also taught a module on Applied Psychology.

Teaching Fellow at Aston University

September 1994 - July 2000

Teaching psychology, research methods and learning skills. Undergraduates and postgraduates. Pastoral Care/Coaching. Modules included: Social Psychology, The Psychology of Abnormal Behaviour, Research Methods, Health Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Tutorials.

Teaching Fellow at Aston University

September 1994 - July 2000

Teaching Fellow at Aston University

September 1994 - July 2000

Teaching psychology, research methods and learning skills. Undergraduates and postgraduates

Senior Telephone Interviewer at Research Resources

1992 - 1994

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing. Sampling and recruitment of survey participants.

Senior Telephone Interviewer at Research Resources

1992 - 1994

Senior Telephone Interviewer at Research Resources

1992 - 1994

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing. Sampling and recruitment of survey participants.

Research Associate at Brook

September 2005

Sexual health advice, training and consultancy. Coaching.

Chartered Psychologist, Personal Development Coach, Research Consultant. at Dr Gary Wood Psychology | Coaching | Research

November 2001

TEACHING AND TRAINING: All aspects of psychology, as well as research methods, learning and study skills and team building, sexual health studies. Personal Development Courses include:confidence, communication skills, mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, goal-setting, visualization, self-talk, attitudes and values. RESEARCH CONSULTANCY: Research design, ethics and analysis (including media briefings) for public and private sectrt organizations. Media and broadcasting: press, radio and tevision features and new stories. Data analysis using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Clients have included: American Airlines; Bauer Media, Brook Advisory; firstdirect, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, Hotbed Media, Learning and Skills Council, Lexis PR, Orion Media, Prospect Pictures, Royal Free Hospital, West Midlands Police Authority. COACHING: Face-to-face and telephone coaching for personal and professional development (individuals and organizations). BROADCASTING & MEDIA: Psychological insights and expert analysis for press, radio, tv and internet features.

Author at Watkins Publishers

June 2012

Book: 'Unlock Your Confidence - Finding the Keys to Lasting Change with the Confidence-Karma Method', July 2013. The book offers a complete personal development course in the form of quizzes, explanations, exercises and anecdotes.

Chartered Psychologist, Coach, Research Consultant. at Dr Gary Wood Consulting Psychologist

November 2001

TEACHING AND TRAINING: All aspects of psychology, as well as research methods, learning and study skills and team building, sexual health studies. Personal Development Courses include:confidence, communication skills, mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, goal-setting, visualization, self-talk, attitudes and values. RESEARCH CONSULTANCY: Research design, ethics and analysis (including media briefings) for public and private sectrt organizations. Media and broadcasting: press, radio and tevision features and new stories. Data analysis using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Clients have included: American Airlines; Bauer Media, Brook Advisory; firstdirect, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, Hotbed Media, Learning and Skills Council, Lexis PR, Orion Media, Prospect Pictures, Royal Free Hospital, West Midlands Police Authority. COACHING: Face-to-face and telephone coaching for personal and professional development (individuals and organizations). BROADCASTING & MEDIA: Psychological insights and expert analysis for press, radio, tv and internet features.

Chartered Psychologist, Personal Development Coach, Research Consultant. at Dr Gary Wood Psychology | Coaching | Research

November 2001

TEACHING AND TRAINING: All aspects of psychology, as well as research methods, learning and study skills and team building, sexual health studies. Personal Development Courses include:confidence, communication skills, mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, goal-setting, visualization, self-talk, attitudes and values. RESEARCH CONSULTANCY: Research design, ethics and analysis (including media briefings) for public and private sectrt organizations. Media and broadcasting: press, radio and tevision features and new stories. Data analysis using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Clients have included: American Airlines; Bauer Media, Brook Advisory; firstdirect, Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT, Hotbed Media, Learning and Skills Council, Lexis PR, Orion Media, Prospect Pictures, Royal Free Hospital, West Midlands Police Authority. COACHING: Face-to-face and telephone coaching for personal and professional development (individuals and organizations). BROADCASTING & MEDIA: Psychological insights and expert analysis for press, radio, tv and internet features.

Research Associate at Brook

September 2005

Sexual health advice, training and consultancy

Author at Watkins Publishers

June 2012

Book: 'Unlock Your Confidence - Finding the Keys to Lasting Change with the Confidence-Karma Method', July 2013

Research Associate at Brook

September 2005

Sexual health advice, training and consultancy

Gary Wood's Education

Aston University

1996 – 2000

PhD

Concentration: Social Psychology


Aston University

1996 – 2000

PhD


Aston University

1996 – 2000

PhD


Aston University

1999 – 1999

PgCert

Concentration: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Aston University

1999 – 1999

PgCert

Concentration: Postgraduate Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Aston University

1999 – 1999

PgCert

Concentration: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


Aston University

1991 – 1994

BSc(Hons)

Concentration: Human Psychology


Aston University

1991 – 1994

BSc(Hons)

Concentration: Human Psychology


Aston University

1991 – 1994

BSc(Hons)

Concentration: Human Psychology


Midland Arts Centre

Creative script writing, Stand-up Comedy


Lighthouse Media

Concentration: Video Production Techniques


Imprology

Improvization Skills


Box of Frogs Improv, Birmingham

Concentration: Improvization Skills and Mask Work


Birmingham Theatre School

Concentration: Acting


Birmingham School of Acting

Concentration: Acting and Drama


Art of Living Foundation

Concentration: Pranayama (Breathing Yoga)


Midland Arts Centre

Creative script writing, Stand-up Comedy


The Silva Method

Concentration: Dynamic Meditation and Creative Visualization


Lighthouse Media

Concentration: Video Production Techniques


Imprology

Improvization Skills


Box of Frogs Improv, Birmingham

Concentration: Improvization Skills and Mask Work


Birmingham Theatre School

Concentration: Acting


Birmingham School of Acting

Concentration: Acting and Drama


Art of Living Foundation

Concentration: Pranayama (Breathing Yoga)


The Silva Method

Concentration: Dynamic Meditation and Creative Visualization


Gary Wood's Interests & Activities

When he isn't reading psychology books, Gary Wood enjoys listening to music, going to concerts and the theatre, cooking and eating out. He divides his time between Birmingham and Edinburgh. UK.

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