Dr Julia Wood

Dr Julia Wood

School: Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Job Title: Senior Researcher


Phone: 020 8725 0380

Location: St George's, University of London


Julia is a registered adult nurse and an operating department assistant. She has worked in anaesthetics, surgery and post-operative recovery. Her primary clinical interests lie in medicine and older adults, dementia and long-term care. Alongside her role as senior researcher at Kingston & St George's, she continues to work clinically as a nurse in a care home.

Julia has a BSc in Psychology, an MA in Medical Ethics and Law and an MSc in Social Research Methods. She completed her PhD in 2012: 'Perspectives of Decision Making in a UK Care Home: A Grounded Theory Study'. She has held a number of posts in mental and physical health and social care research and has sat on an NHS Research Ethics Committee. Julia was a graduate teaching assistant while conducting her PhD and led a module on ethics for undergraduate nurses and social workers, as well as teaching on dementia, ethics, law and research methods. She is currently working towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Julia is leading a project - Communication And Respect for people with Dementia: Students learning (CARDS) - aimed at improving the education and training of health and social care students to work effectively with people with dementia, through theoretical components and an opportunity to interact with people with dementia in a care home. CARDS has received a recognition award from Health Education South London for Excellence and Innovation in Healthcare Education and Training.

Julia is a reviewer for the Nursing Ethics journal and International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Perspectives of Decision Making in a UK Care Home: A Grounded Theory Study
  • City & Guilds Operating Department Assistant
  • Registered Nurse (Adult Branch)
  • BSc(Hons), Psychology
  • MA, Medical Ethics and Law
  • MSc, Social Research Methods

Research interests

Medical ethics and law; dementia; decision making in health and social care; older people and long term care.


Number of items: 14.


Smith, Raymond, Wood, Julia, Jones, Fiona, Anderson, Liezl and Hurley, Michael (2017) Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) : a holistic approach to promoting and encouraging meaningful activity for residents living in care homes (innovative practice). Dementia, ISSN (print) 1471-3012 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Wood, Julia, Anderson, Liezl and Smith, Raymond (2017) ARCH : active residents in care homes. Journal of Dementia Care, 25(5), pp. 16-17. ISSN (print) 1351-8372

Wood, Julia Helen, Alushi, Ledia and Hammond, John A. (2016) Communication and respect for people with dementia : student learning (CARDS) – the development and evaluation of a pilot of an education intervention for pre-qualifying healthcare students. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(4), pp. 647-656. ISSN (print) 1041-6102

Alushi, Ledia, Hammond, John A. and Wood, Julia H. (2015) Evaluation of dementia education programs for pre-registration healthcare students - A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today, 35(9), pp. 992-998. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Wood, Julia, Alushi, Ledia and Hammond, John (2014) Teaching communication: the CARDS programme. Journal of Dementia Care, 33(2), pp. 31-33. ISSN (print) 1351-8372

Wood, Julia (2011) Book Review of: 'Dignity in care for older people' by L. Nordenfelt ed. Nursing Ethics, 18(3), p. 459. ISSN (print) 0969-7330

King, Linda and Wood, Julia (2011) Report. Nursing ethics, 18(2), pp. 272-3. ISSN (print) 0969-7330

Wood, Julia (2010) Book review of: 'Nursing ethics: a principle-based approach' by SD Edwards. Nursing Ethics, 17(4), p. 532. ISSN (print) 0969-7330

Wood, Julia Helen, Chambers, Mary and White, Sarah Jane (2007) Nurses' knowledge of and attitude to electroconvulsive therapy. Journal of ECT, 23(4), pp. 251-254. ISSN (print) 1095-0680

Wood, Julia and Wainwright, Paul (2007) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: nurses and the law. Nursing Standard, 22(4), pp. 35-40. ISSN (print) 0029-6570

Simons, Gwenda, Smith Pasqualini, Marcia C., Reddy, Vasudevi and Wood, Julia (2004) Emotional and nonemotional facial expressions in people with Parkinson's disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10(4), pp. 521-535. ISSN (print) 1355-6177


Wood, Julia Helen, Smith, Raymond, Jones, Fiona and Hurley, Michael (2017) Dementia care mapping as an outcome measure in research : Active Residents in Care Homes project. London, U.K. : SAGE. 12p. (Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2) ISBN 9781526420978

Conference or Workshop Item

Wood, J.H. (2010) How decisions are made by and for older residents with dementia in residential care homes. In: 4th European Nursing Conference: Older persons: the future of care; 04-07 Oct 2010, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)


Wood, Julia (2012) Perspectives of decision making in a UK care home: a grounded theory study. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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