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Gary Wood - Dr Gary Wood Chartered Psychologist and Coach. Birmingham, United Kingdom, , GB

Gary Wood

Author | Dr Gary Wood Chartered Psychologist and Coach

Birmingham, United Kingdom, UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Gary Wood is a Chartered Psychologist, Solution Focused Life Coach, Author and Research Consultant. Based in Birmingham & Edinburgh, UK



Chartered Psychologist Dr Gary Wood [ BSc(Hons), PgC, PhD, FHEA, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS] provides consulting services in the areas of psychology, 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)
* 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.

Industry Expertise (4)


Professional Training and Coaching


Media - Broadcast

Areas of Expertise (10)

Data Analysis

University Teaching


Life Coaching

Research Analysis

Confidence Building


Data Science

Training & Development Consulting

solution focused coaching

Accomplishments (1)

Book: Unlock Your Confidence (professional)


Self-help book 'Unlock Your Confidence'. Published by Watkins Books

Education (11)

Art of Living Foundation: Pranayama (Breathing Yoga)

Box of Frogs Improv, Birmingham: Improvization Skills and Mask Work

Midland Arts Centre: Creative script writing, Stand-up Comedy

Aston University: PgCert, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1999

Birmingham School of Acting: Acting and Drama

Imprology: Improvization Skills

Aston University: BSc(Hons), Human Psychology 1994

First Class

The Silva Method: Dynamic Meditation and Creative Visualization

Birmingham Theatre School: Acting

Lighthouse Media: Video Production Techniques

Aston University: PhD, Social Psychology 2000

PhD by research, which looked at cogntive style (intolerance of ambiguity), attitudes and stereotypes. Completed part-time.

Affiliations (1)

  • Fellow and Registered Practitioner: Higher Education Academy Member of the Society of Authors; Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society (BPS)); Chartered Member of The Special Coaching Group (BPS)

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Greek


  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training