60 seconds with Toni Wood, Lecturer in Criminology

By Aug.01, 2016

Dr. Toni Wood

Dr. Toni Wood

1.What is your position within the School?

I am a Lecturer in Criminology.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford?

I started this temporary role in May 2016, however I had previously been an hourly paid lecturer in the school.

3.Which building are you based in?


4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

As a PhD student I was in the school of Humanities Languages and Social Science, and then as part of a restructure we joined NWSWSS.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Attending my own graduation this year alongside students I had taught for 3 years.

6.What is your biggest dream?

For all women’s prisons in the UK to be closed, and a new vision for prison reform.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I work on my allotment; most of my other ‘free’ time is spent driving my son to and from football training, and to and from football matches!

8.What was your first job?

My first job at 16yrs old was packing teabags in a local factory…I didn’t last very long!

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being awarded my PhD.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less admin, being able to say ‘no’ and a back massage at the end of each working day!

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Always ask for advice when needed, Always listen to the advice that is given.

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