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Dr. Wood is currently a Research Fellow in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is interested in research concerning health, wellbeing and learning and - in particular - that which concerns children. She has experience in the application of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, with her design background allowing her to visualise and share data gathered in new and unexpected ways.
Research / Scholarship interests
Visualising the Invisible: Developing innovative approaches to
visualisation to help NHS staff prevent and control healthcare associated
An AHRC funded project with: IDEAS (Robert Gordon University); Glasgow School of Art and Design; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee); NHS Grampian; NHS Lanarkshire; NHS Education for Scotland; Health Protection Scotland; Scottish Infection Research Network.
Natural Design and Outdoor
Fiona is inspired by research surrounding children and young people, with a particular interest in children’s development, learning and play. Central to this research is the potential for children to improve their learning and wellbeing through outdoor play. This innovative approach has won awards from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Wood, F., Baxter, S-H., and Bruce, F-S., 2010. Paper: An analysis of children’s outdoor activities and their relationship to play and learning for sustainability. The International Conference of Designing for Children. 3-5 February. India: the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). Double blind internationally peer reviewed conference. [online]. Available at: http://www.designingforchildren.net/papers/fiona-wood-designingforchildren.pdf
Baxter, S-H., and Wood, F., 2010. Paper: Resurrecting the dead: the case of the ‘sappy sodgers’. The International Conference of Designing for Children. 3-5 February. India: the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). Double blind internationally peer reviewed conference. [online]. Available at: http://www.designingforchildren.net/papers/seaton-baxter-designingforchildren.pdf
Wood, F., Baxter, S-H., and Bruce, F-S., 2009. Paper: The design of children’s outdoor activities: sustainability and early learning experiences. The 8th International Conference of the European Academy of Design. 1-3 April. In: J. Malins, (ed.) Design Connexity. Aberdeen: Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Double blind internationally peer reviewed conference. [online]. Available at: http://rgu.academia.edu/DrFionaKarenWood/Papers/316343/The_Design_of_Childrens_Outdoor_Activities_Sustainability_and_Early_Learning_Experiences
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT), London: Travelling Fellowship.