Dr Bethan Wood

  • Senior Lecturer (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Senate Assessor (Academic Services)

Biography

Biography

Bethan read Zoology at University of Wales, Cardiff; her final year project looked at the population dynamics, home range and diet of the common field vole Microtus agrestis. Her MSc (by research and thesis) was based in the Wenallt Woods (near Cardiff) and on Flatholm Island in the Severn Estuary; she looked at the population dynamics of two terrestrial isopods – Armadillidium vulgare and Onsicus aselles.

Bethan's PhD on the dietary effects on milk protein in dairy cows was with the Scottish Agricultural College. The research was carried out on the dairy herd at the Crichton Royal Farm, Dumfries.

After gaining a PGCE (Secondary) with distinction from St. Andrew's College (University of Glasgow), she taught biology on the University of Glasgow's access school. Bethan then obtained a part-time position as a teacher in a local secondary school teaching biology and science, where she remained for nine years. 

Bethan has been lecturing at the Dumfries Campus since 2003. In 2007 she created the postgraduate MSc Carbon Management programme and was its programme director for 5 years. In 2010 Bethan created the undergraduate programme BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Sustainability and was its programme director from its creation to September 2016. Bethan is now the Chief Adviser of Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.


Research interests

Research Interests

Environmental education, embedding sustainability within the curriculum, curriculum for excellence interdisciplinary learning


Grants

Grants

  • Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust (with Professor D Roberts SRUC Future Farming Research Group, and Professor Robert Davis) £80k
    Funding for a full-time PhD 'Examining the efficacy of agricultural experiences as part of Scottish Secondary Pupils' interdisciplinary learning under the Curriculum for Excellence'
    September 2016
  • Crichton Foundation (£500)
    Funding to support a student co-presenter at the Inspire to succeed: transforming teaching and learning in STEM conference. Higher Education Academy, Nottingham, 28-29th January 2016
  • Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust (with Professor D Roberts SRUC Future Farming Research Group, and Professor Robert Davis) £26k
    September 2014
  • Crichton Foundation £378
    High profile speakers: widening participation - Teaching, Learning and Participation Project
    September 2013
  • The Chancellor's Fund, University of Glasgow £2.2k
    High profile speakers: widening participation - Teaching, Learning and Participation Project
    September 2013 to September 2015
  • The Hollywood Trust £1k
    Widening participation - Teaching, Learning and Participation Project
    March to September 2013
  • Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust (with Professor D Roberts SRUC Future Farming Research Group) £75k
    Funding for a full-time PhD examining 'Farm visits and the primary school curriculum'
    September 2012 - September 2015
  • First Steps Innovation Network £5K
    Health Assessment of the Celsius Solar 'Jompy'
    September 2011 to January 2012
  • Davies M, Bold V, MacLeod D, Gillespie S, and Wood B (2010-2011 ASRF Seedcorn Fund Round 1)
    Participatory identification of research challenges for the Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere
    March to July 2011
  • First Steps Innovation Network £5k
    Carbon and Energy Assessment of the Celsius Solar ‘Jompy’
    November 2010 to April 2011

 


Supervision

PhD

  • Examining the efficacy of agricultural experiences as part of Scottish Secondary Pupils' interdisciplinary learning under the Curriculum for Excellence. Supported by a Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust PhD studentship (2016-2019)

Completed students:

 


Teaching

Undergraduate

Postgraduate


Additional information

Roles within the University

  • Chief Adviser of Studies 
  • Senate Assessor on Court
  • Member of the Council of Senate
  • School Complaints Investigation Officer
  • Member of the University's Working Group Recognising Excellence in Teaching

Professional membership

External Examiner for Newcastle University (2013-2017):

  • F850 Environmental Science BSc
  • F8C1 MEnv Ecosystems Management
  • F8D4 MEnv Agricultural and Environmental Science
  • F8F6 MEnv Environmental Geochemistry
  • F8H8 MEnv Clean Technology

Publications

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2019

Wood, B. (2019) Case study 7.2: It worked! In: Kahn, P. and Anderson, L. (eds.) Developing Your Teaching: Towards Excellence. Series: Key guides for effective teaching in higher education series. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9781138591196

Wood, B. and Brett, S. (2019) Case study 4.1: Leveraging student capital. In: Kahn, P. and Anderson, L. (eds.) Developing Your Teaching: Towards Excellence. Series: Key guides for effective teaching in higher education series. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9781138591196

2018

Wood, B. (2018) Requiem for an American mink. Zoomorphic Magazine, 10, 1 Oct.

Wood, B. (2018) Linking environmental science to the Curriculum for Excellence on an initial teacher training programme. [Website]

2017

Mattu, L. and Wood, B. (2017) The whys and why nots of taking primary pupils on a farm visit. [Website]

Wood, B. (2017) Credit-bearing placements on degree programmes – are they worth the effort? [Website]

Wood, B. , Haddad, H. and Macri, A. (2017) Facilitating student engagement with external organisations through credit-bearing placements. Staff, student and external organisation perspectives. 10th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 30 Mar 2017. p. 12.

2016

Wood, B. and Mackie, R. (2016) Credit Bearing Undergraduate Placements – Should We or Shouldn’t We? Staff and Student Perspectives. Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM; Annual STEM Conference 2016, Nottingham, 28-29th January 2016.

2015

Crawford, E., Davis, R. and Wood, B. (2015) Education for Sustainable Development in Scotland's Colleges. 8th World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People, how can they develop together?, Gothenburg, Sweden, 29 Jun - 02 Jul 2015.

Mattu, L., Roberts, D. and Wood, B. (2015) Scottish primary teachers’ use of educational farm visits in the context of policies on outdoor learning and sustainable development education. World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People, How Can They Develop Together?, Gothenburg, Sweden, 29th Jun - 2nd July 2015.

2014

Mattu, L., Wood, B. , Rinaldi, C. and Roberts, D. J. (2014) Outdoor learning: Scottish primary teachers’ perceptions of training and professional development. In: SERA Conference 2014: From Widening Horizons to a Worldview, Edinburgh, UK, 19-21 Nov 2014,

Henry, C., Lee, M.A., McConnell, D.A., Wood, B. and Roberts, D.J. (2014) Effects of mechanically separated dairy cow slurry on grazing performance. In: 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Aberystwyth, UK, 7 - 11 Sep 2014,

Wood, B. , Cavani, J. , Ferguson, E., Pate, A. G. and Rinaldi, C. (2014) Applying university strategic objectives at the school level. In: 7th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 10th Apr 2014,

Chagunda, M. G. G., Munthali, D. P., Gondwe, T. N., Wood, B. and Roberts, D. J. (2014) An innovative approach to integrated training for smallholder dairying. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 20(4), pp. 413-429. (doi:10.1080/1389224X.2013.846868)

2013

Mattu, L., Wood, B. , Rinaldi, C. and Roberts, D. (2013) Farm visits and the Scottish primary school curriculum. In: SERA 38th Annual Conference Widening Horizons: Scottish Research in a Global Context, Glasgow, UK, 20-21 Nov 2013,

Henry, C.A., Wood, B. and Roberts, D.J. (2013) Slurry Separation, Shallow Injection and Herbage Growth. In: The British Grassland Society 11th Research Conference Science and Practice for Grass-Based Systems, Dumfries, Scotland, 2-3 Sep 2013,

2011

Wood, B. (2011) Making that first contact : arranging short-term work placements. In: Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2011,

2009

Wood, B. and Cole, A. (2009) HE and collaborative enterprise among local and national organizations. In: Brookes, C. and Ryan, A. (eds.) ESD, Employability and External Engagement. Higher Education Academy Scotland.

2007

Assinder, S. et al. (2007) Differentiated Learning (Stretching the Most Able). Project Report. The Higher Education Academy, Leeds, UK.

2006

Wood, B. , Ward, M. and Whitehead, R. (2006) The PASSport scheme - bridging the gap between school and university. Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 18,

1991

Wood, B.L. , Roberts, D.J. and Hunter, E.A. (1991) Dietary effects of energy and crude protein content on lactation and intake in dairy cattle. In: British Society of Animal Production, Mar 1991, p. 113. (doi:10.1017/S0308229600020638)

1990

Wood, B.L. , Roberts, D.J. and Hunter, E.A. (1990) Lactational Responses of Dairy Cows to Changes in Dietary Protein Fed at Different Stages of lactation. In: British Society of Animal Production, Mar 1990, p. 17. (doi:10.1017/S0308229600018018)

This list was generated on Sun Jun 23 14:40:21 2019 BST.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Wood, B. (2018) Requiem for an American mink. Zoomorphic Magazine, 10, 1 Oct.

Chagunda, M. G. G., Munthali, D. P., Gondwe, T. N., Wood, B. and Roberts, D. J. (2014) An innovative approach to integrated training for smallholder dairying. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 20(4), pp. 413-429. (doi:10.1080/1389224X.2013.846868)

Wood, B. , Ward, M. and Whitehead, R. (2006) The PASSport scheme - bridging the gap between school and university. Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 18,

Book Sections

Wood, B. (2019) Case study 7.2: It worked! In: Kahn, P. and Anderson, L. (eds.) Developing Your Teaching: Towards Excellence. Series: Key guides for effective teaching in higher education series. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9781138591196

Wood, B. and Brett, S. (2019) Case study 4.1: Leveraging student capital. In: Kahn, P. and Anderson, L. (eds.) Developing Your Teaching: Towards Excellence. Series: Key guides for effective teaching in higher education series. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9781138591196

Wood, B. and Cole, A. (2009) HE and collaborative enterprise among local and national organizations. In: Brookes, C. and Ryan, A. (eds.) ESD, Employability and External Engagement. Higher Education Academy Scotland.

Research Reports or Papers

Assinder, S. et al. (2007) Differentiated Learning (Stretching the Most Able). Project Report. The Higher Education Academy, Leeds, UK.

Conference or Workshop Item

Wood, B. , Haddad, H. and Macri, A. (2017) Facilitating student engagement with external organisations through credit-bearing placements. Staff, student and external organisation perspectives. 10th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 30 Mar 2017. p. 12.

Wood, B. and Mackie, R. (2016) Credit Bearing Undergraduate Placements – Should We or Shouldn’t We? Staff and Student Perspectives. Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM; Annual STEM Conference 2016, Nottingham, 28-29th January 2016.

Crawford, E., Davis, R. and Wood, B. (2015) Education for Sustainable Development in Scotland's Colleges. 8th World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People, how can they develop together?, Gothenburg, Sweden, 29 Jun - 02 Jul 2015.

Mattu, L., Roberts, D. and Wood, B. (2015) Scottish primary teachers’ use of educational farm visits in the context of policies on outdoor learning and sustainable development education. World Environmental Education Congress: Planet and People, How Can They Develop Together?, Gothenburg, Sweden, 29th Jun - 2nd July 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Mattu, L., Wood, B. , Rinaldi, C. and Roberts, D. J. (2014) Outdoor learning: Scottish primary teachers’ perceptions of training and professional development. In: SERA Conference 2014: From Widening Horizons to a Worldview, Edinburgh, UK, 19-21 Nov 2014,

Henry, C., Lee, M.A., McConnell, D.A., Wood, B. and Roberts, D.J. (2014) Effects of mechanically separated dairy cow slurry on grazing performance. In: 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Aberystwyth, UK, 7 - 11 Sep 2014,

Wood, B. , Cavani, J. , Ferguson, E., Pate, A. G. and Rinaldi, C. (2014) Applying university strategic objectives at the school level. In: 7th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 10th Apr 2014,

Mattu, L., Wood, B. , Rinaldi, C. and Roberts, D. (2013) Farm visits and the Scottish primary school curriculum. In: SERA 38th Annual Conference Widening Horizons: Scottish Research in a Global Context, Glasgow, UK, 20-21 Nov 2013,

Henry, C.A., Wood, B. and Roberts, D.J. (2013) Slurry Separation, Shallow Injection and Herbage Growth. In: The British Grassland Society 11th Research Conference Science and Practice for Grass-Based Systems, Dumfries, Scotland, 2-3 Sep 2013,

Wood, B. (2011) Making that first contact : arranging short-term work placements. In: Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2011,

Wood, B.L. , Roberts, D.J. and Hunter, E.A. (1991) Dietary effects of energy and crude protein content on lactation and intake in dairy cattle. In: British Society of Animal Production, Mar 1991, p. 113. (doi:10.1017/S0308229600020638)

Wood, B.L. , Roberts, D.J. and Hunter, E.A. (1990) Lactational Responses of Dairy Cows to Changes in Dietary Protein Fed at Different Stages of lactation. In: British Society of Animal Production, Mar 1990, p. 17. (doi:10.1017/S0308229600018018)

Website

Wood, B. (2018) Linking environmental science to the Curriculum for Excellence on an initial teacher training programme. [Website]

Mattu, L. and Wood, B. (2017) The whys and why nots of taking primary pupils on a farm visit. [Website]

Wood, B. (2017) Credit-bearing placements on degree programmes – are they worth the effort? [Website]

This list was generated on Sun Jun 23 14:40:21 2019 BST.